Billie Eilish is one of the most talented young singers. She has gained fame and recognition in her music career and reached heights people can only imagine. It is no doubt that Ellish has a lot of friends in both Hollywood and the music industry. Among them also is Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith. She is a talented young American rapper and actress. Previously, in late 2021 Billie Eilish confirmed Willow would be joining her as one of her opening acts on her tour Happier Than Ever. But moments before the tour, Willow dropped out.
2021 was a great year for Willow Smith. Her fourth album, Lately, I Feel Everything, peaked at 46 on the Top 200 list on Billboard. Furthermore, the pop-punk star gained recognition from her musical peers, such as Travis Barker, Tierra Whack, and Camila Cabello. So why did she pull out of the tour?
Do Willow Smith and Billie Eilish have a feud?
The “Wait a Minute!” singer was set to open on 11 dates of the North American leg for the ‘Lovely’ artist’s Happier Than Ever tour in February last year. Unfortunately, Willow Smith made a last-minute announcement on her Twitter account confirming her absence from the tour.
Due to production limitations, I am unable to put on the show that I believe you all deserve. Stay Safe, I love you all and I will see you soon!
— WILLOW (@OfficialWillow) February 8, 2022
Willow revealed that she could not be a part of the show due to supposed production limitations. Following the tweet, the Time Machine singer also wrote, “Stay Safe, I love you all, and I will see you soon!”. What was even more shocking was the fact that shortly after the announcement, Willow unfollowed Billie Eilish on Instagram. Fans could not help but wonder if a feud was going on between the two singers. However, Smith did not elaborate on why she canceled last minute.
The reaction of fans
Willow dropped out of the tour last minute, much to the dismay of the fans. Following her statement on Twitter, a series of tweets followed. The Whip My Hair hitmaker received mixed reactions from the fans as the audience was saddened and also pissed by such immediate notice. Here are a few fan tweets:
i love both you and billie so so much and the only reason i bought a concert ticket was because both of you were performing. it’s hard to travel from alaska. i hope you learn from your mistakes and cancel before the majority buys arrangements.
— katelynn (@ak_katelynn) February 10, 2022
im missing 2 days of school just for u to back out a day before😱
— kaelin (@greatdukes) February 9, 2022
Really disappointed. Get to the venue to get told you canceled a few days ago… meanwhile the person that has taken your place. Dora Jar, is doing her thing with less than a weeks notice..
People come to see you, we could care less if it's wild or not
— RJ Miles (@The_RuNNerxJ) February 13, 2022
So unprofessional to cancel less than 24 hours until the show.. I knew there was a reason I didn’t like you.
— kristina (@kristin55975010) February 9, 2022
i went to one of the shows where she was supposed to preform, the atlanta one and i live in florida so i drove 10 hrs just to see willow only to hear from the crowd that she had been replaced. I was so disappointed and sad you dont even understand
— nat (@Nat94583577Nat) February 9, 2022
However, even after the matter, both the singers have made no public announcement, neither confirming nor denying their feud. Needless to say, it was the fans that had to suffer.
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