Billie Eilish on Her Throwback Jimmy Obsession, Ankle Sprains and Green World Tour


-Welcome back.
I’m so happy you’re here. I know you’re
at “Saturday Night Live,” and that’s how you first
know me, right? From “Saturday Night Live.”
-Did you hear about that? -No.
-So, okay, listen. When I was growing up —
I mean, I am 17, but when I was like…
Really, like 5 or 4 or more or 3 — I don’t know. I used to watch a show called
“The Electric Company,” and — [ Laughs ]
There was a guy on it, and he had eyeliner,
and he was singing about H’s ’cause it was, like,
a little kids show, and he was like —
the hook was like — What is it?
It was like “My H’s,” like… Something, something, nothing —
I don’t even know what it was, but it was you, and then
I remember seeing you on TV, and I was like,
“That’s the guy from the commercial
with the H’s.” [ Laughter ] -It’s such a long career. -I got a pocket full of H’s, and
I’m not afraid to use them. -Yeah, pocket full of H’s.
It was like a Ramones type of song.
-And it was you! -♪ I got a pocket full of H’s,
and I’m not afraid to use them ♪ But no one saw that
in my whole lifetime. [ Laughter ]
-But I thought — -I made movies, I was on
“Saturday Night Live” for years. “Weekend Update” — hello! -So, like, when I was on
this show, like, a while ago… -You didn’t know me from
“Saturday Night Live”? -No.
[ Laughter ] -That’s what I heard
that you did. -I was so excited
to meet you because… -That’s hilarious.
They all told me that you knew me from —
you got a story about “Saturday Night Live.”
Oh, my gosh. I can’t believe you saw that.
[ Laughter ] Oh, my God.
No one saw that. And I was, like —
I was pulling H’s out of my pocket
and throwing them and stuff. -Yeah, you were.
You had thick eyeliner. -Let’s talk about you.
[ Laughter ] -Let’s talk about your music
right here. Look at this — “When We Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go” is the biggest selling
debut album in a decade. You’re the first
female artist — [ Cheers and applause ] You’re the first female artist to have 14
simultaneous chart entries. Your music and videos have been
streamed 15 billion times. [ Cheers and applause ] That’s you!
That’s you I’m talking about. I got to say,
the album is so great. Everyone loves it.
Your fans are young, they’re old,
they’re all sorts of people. Why do you think
this music resonates with so many different people? -Um…I mean, it was, like,
a big goal, so I feel like I’m —
I don’t know why necessarily. I just think
I’m mainly happy about it. I think, like, I grew up
listening to so much different kind of music,
like, old stuff and new stuff and hip-hop and contemporary
and then jazz and Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and then
Tyler the Creator and, like, Nas.
-Yeah. -I was all over the place,
and I think I just put it into my music. And with the album,
specifically, there was one thing
I really tried to do, which was that —
There are like 14 songs on the album,
and one of the goals I had was I wanted to make an album
that I could put 14 people into a room that each
had, like, fully different, fully different tastes —
like, one person like this, one person like this,
and that’s all they liked, and that
if I played them my album, each person would like
at least one song. -Wow. That’s a really cool way
of attacking it. And you did it.
I mean, I heard it. I think I heard “Bad Guy” first,
and I was like, “I don’t know if anyone’s ready
for this type of music.” It was so different.
I was like — -I didn’t, either.
I thought they’d hate it. -I didn’t know why.
I was like, “Is this…” Dude, you changed the face
of pop music and music, in general, ’cause
we were hearing the same song for the last three years,
and you just played something totally different, like, pwkk!
And I was like — Now we’re gonna hear
nothing but songs like “Bad Guy” for the next three years. Because that’s all —
It was good. -Thank you so much. -I love the whole record.
-That’s really sweet. -Which one —
Just tell me, which one do you think
would go to me out of these 14? -Would go to you?
-Yeah. What number am I? -What number are you?
-Yeah, in this album. -Oh.
-Mm-hmm. -I mean, you just made it pretty
clear that you’re “Bad Guy.” [ Laughter ]
So 2. -It was a trick question.
Yeah, you’re right. I like that.
But I’m a good guy. -You are a good guy.
-Thank you, yeah. -A good bad guy.
-I am, yeah. -I want to talk about this thing
happening right here. -Yes, sir.
-What’s going on? You sprained your ankle,
or what’s happening? -Look at my little sock.
-Yeah. -Um, yeah, I sprained this.
You know, what’s funny is they’re actually
both sprained. This is like —
-What? -Three weeks old,
four weeks old. This one is like two months old. Hilarious.
-How do you — how did you — [ Laughter ] But how did you sprain
your ankle, and how do you perform
with a sprained ankle? -I just wear this, and I pretend
it’s not sprained. [ Laughter ] I sprained it in the lawn
like 3 seconds into the show. For real. Like, I walked
on stage and sprained it. -Walking?
How hard do you walk? -I jumped. One leg —
-There you go. -It was the sixth count
into “Bad Guy.” It was, like,
literally the sixth count — ♪ Bum, ba da da,
buh buh — ♪ -And that’s where you did it. -Why?
You stood up. You really stood up.
-I was ready to get into it. I was ready to jump.
-You was about to jump. -I was ready to jump,
and that’s it. Now I sprained my ankle
just now. I just sprained —
I sprained both of my ankles. -It wasn’t only
just embarrassing that I sprained it. It was more embarrassing
that I, like, fell. You know what I’m saying?
Who falls, you know? [ Laughter ]
Embarrassing. -You didn’t tell me you fell. So, you went for it,
and then you fell. But did people think
it was part of the dance? -Probably.
[ Laughter ] Or they just were like,
“Pfft! She fell.” Like, that’s
what I was worried about, that they were like,
“Loser, she fell.” -No.
-But, really, I was, like, laying there in agonizing pain. Thing is, I have sprained
this leg — or, this ankle like five times before,
so I knew exactly what it was. -Maybe you’re wearing
the wrong footwear. [ Laughter ] -I actually was wearing —
That’s crazy you say that. I was wearing a pair of shoes
I had never performed in. -You got to bring me
on tour with you. -Yeah, I do.
I do! -Talk about the new world tour. Can you believe
you’re going on a world tour, Billie Eilish, 17 years old? [ Cheers and applause ] That’s what I’m talking about!
That’s how you do it! But you’re doing
something different and cool with this tour. Talk about
the green part of this tour. -Yes. Well, basically,
we just announced today, as you just said, it’s the
Where Do We Go World Tour. -The Where Do We Go World Tour.
-Where Do We Go World Tour. And, basically,
we’re trying to be as, like, green as possible
on the entire tour. So, there’s, like —
We’re actually bringing someone from Reverb, this company
that basically specializes — Is that a word?
-Yeah. -Okay.
-“Reverb” or “specializes”? -Specializes.
-Specializes. Reverb, I’d be like,
“Oh, is that…?” Yeah, but Reverb.
-Specializes in, like, the best and most healthy and
green ways to do everything. So there’s
no plastic straws allowed, the fans are gonna
bring their own water bottles, there’s gonna be
recycle cans everywhere. ‘Cause it’s like,
if something’s recyclable, it doesn’t matter unless
there’s a recycle bin, you know? It doesn’t do anything
unless there is one. -Don’t want just
recycled trash everywhere. You’re actually
gonna recycle everything. -Yeah.
-I love that you’re doing this. You’re doing
so many great things. I love it.
-Thank you. [ Cheers and applause ] I’m psyched to have you back.
Come back whenever you want. Do we know what songs
you’re doing on “SNL”? Can you say, or…?
-Ooh! -I actually haven’t said,
but I can say. -You can?
-I don’t know if I can. -Why not, right?
What songs you gonna do? -This is live.
-Yeah, we’re too late. -A little too late. You know what?
I don’t care, so why not? I’m doing “Bad Guy”
and “I Love You.” -Oh, my gosh!
Come on. So watch that Saturday!
Billie Eilish tomorrow night. [ Cheers and applause ] “When We All Fall Asleep,
Where Do We Go” is available now! Yeah, give her
a standing ovation. Why not? You can watch Billie perform
on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live”
tomorrow night, at 11:30 p.m., on NBC.

100 thoughts on “Billie Eilish on Her Throwback Jimmy Obsession, Ankle Sprains and Green World Tour

  1. Her image is just OTT. These "millennials" look up to these outrageous satanic artists it's disgusting. Everything she portrays image/music is satanic. Her change of image over the last few years is unbelievable. I understand people relate to her music and lyrics and that's okay on an emotional sense but you don't get a refund once you sold your soul at such a young age. #Killuminati

  2. I had to look that "Pocket Full of H's" up after hearing this. It's pretty good and I see why she remembered it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brIscS3xc9s

  3. l don't know why people exaggerate this kind of style like Billie's. l guess I'm getting behind my era. But, here what l think lately; make someone be rich enough and see how people admire him/her after a while. I've listened to much more enjoyable songs and seen way different appearances of people. Still, l don't understand what makes Billie be so famous like that in a very short time.

  4. Я ненавижу Урганта, но эта сучка с ним молчала?Почему? Может она села ему на лицо?

  5. This the same Retard, whos been texting Drake for years since 14. And saids he's just super nice. He saids he misses me all the time. How is this ok ? !

  6. Who is this girl? She remind me a little bit to Pink on her beginnins, not her music, I never hear her, but the way she looks, the personality, the hair, and the tongue out.
    Omg! A new generation "Centenials", who doesnt know abot Jimmy and SNL, and lot of other thing. Sorry but is sooo strange for me. I have to listen her songs, do.

  7. She seems awfully nice but I long for the day that the pointed nail trend dies, it's so intentionally ugly.
    She's cute though.

  8. Omg she sold out her tour in Miami Florida in minutes so sad I can’t see her live !!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 Omg Jimmy Fallon Helpppppp me see Billieeilish please @jimmyfallon #jimmyfallon

  9. Doesn't she remind you how Avril Lavigne use to sit in chairs in interviews when she kinda first started back in the day

  10. Oh my gosh is that Billy English I love it well whoever made this could someone tell Billy English that I love this song bad guy I almost tried to listen to it as much as I can every can Every single day

  11. jimmy literally said dude LMAO to billie! i think for a moment he got into the conversation and was excited to talk to her. he forgot he was on tv.

  12. Something tells me the industry saw the good reaction to Lorde and they said "We can make that even more commercially successful" so they created this one.

  13. You all sound like a buncha mindless bots. Kimmel actually didn't want her on the show because she hasnt really accomplished anything real. Shes weird. Jumps around. Writes lyrics kids shouldnt follow. And cant sing any better than the average person. Shes just the next industry psyop for the media to play with. To lead a bunch of gullible weakminded idiots into a cultural wasteland of the future.

    Look at music today. Loops and more loops. Presets. Years ago music was made from the ground up. It was innovation. Hard work. And sensational enough to still be here today. Eilish poop tunes wont be remembered in 20. Its sad that todays youth are so misled and made expendable. Hell, even Beiber is fading to complete nothing.

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