Billie Eilish did not say that she wants to “be poor” in order to relate to most of her fans.
Many social media users have been sharing a fabricated quote attributed to the 20-year-old singer about her wanting to be poor to be able to relate to her fans.
However, Reuters’s fact-check department has debunked the speculations and revealed that the quote originated from a Twitter page not affiliated with Eilish.
The false post, which has been widely circulated on Facebook, says: “In a new interview, Billie states that she cried when she got rich and ‘wanted to be poor so I can relate to most of my fans.”
The post also includes a photo of the Happier Than Ever singer, which reads: “‘When I got rich, I started balling my eyes out, I wanted to be poor so I can relate to most of my fans.’ Billie said candidly. ‘I still want to be broke and poor, it looks really fun and cute.’ Billie said laughing.”
The text of the fake post does not include a publication name, and date.
According to Reuters, the original post was posted by a now-suspended account called @BilliesUpdatess.
“Your best source on 7x Grammy Winner, Billie Eilish. NOT affiliated with anything related to Billie Eilish,” the bio of the account read.
Eilish’s representative Alexandra Baker also confirmed to the outlet that the post is fake.