Billie & Bro Accused Of Nepotism

It looks like Billie Eilish and her brother have run into some trouble! A Tweet recently suggested that Eilish and her producer-slash-brother, Finneas, had only broken into the music scene and made it big because they lived in LA and had parents with music-industry connections.

This came from a Twitter-user who was responding to a little industry advice Finneas O’Connell was trying to dispense. The Tweet has been since deleted but here is what it said:

“Shooting your shot’ is promoted widely and I think honestly, it’s a little overrated,” he had Tweeted. “Work super hard alone or with your closest friends. Make shit so good it speaks for itself. Don’t pester people to work with you, let them come to you.”

This got the fans talking about the family, the background the siblings come from and the privilege of it all.

In response to this, Finneas took the time to release a statement clarifying their background. He said, “During my lifetime, our parents were never able to fully financially support us off of their work as actors.” Talking about his parent’s profession he mentioned, “Our dad worked 12 hour days 7 days a week as a construction worker for Mattel and our mom was a teacher. Our parents gave us love but knew no one in the record industry.”

In a calm way, Finneas has managed to reclaim the struggle that the siblings bore in order to be as big as they are today. Though, of course, there is something to be said about the exposure Los Angeles provides, it is quite clear that their parents had no role in launching their careers.

The BTS Carpool Karaoke Story

The wait is finally over, because James Cordon’s just treated us with the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke, featuring none other than BTS! After their run with Jimmy Fallon, the next stop had to be, squeezing into Cordon’s car, singing their hearts out and finishing a wild round of questions!

The episode began in his signature style, with James asking V to help him find his way, before, soon enough, all 7 boys hopped in. They jammed to a string of killer tunes, and on that list was ‘Mic Drop’ (Old but gold), ‘ON’ and ‘Black Swan’ from their latest album. What also made it to the list was ‘Finesse’ by Bruno Mars , ‘Circles’ by Post Malone and the ‘Friends’ theme song.

So, before we ramble on and on, here’s a rundown of some of the craziest moments in this episode!

1. RM confessed that he picked up English from watching an endless string of ‘Friends’ episodes. J-Hope definitely took the cake, though, when he interrupted to admit that he didn’t understand the conversation but insisted the band should simply continue laughing.

2. James asked the boys about their nicknames, and Jin, as expected, pointed out that he’s called ‘WWH’ which stands for Worldwide handsome, which funnily enough, also happens to be something Corden was called in school.

3. As the band has been together for a good decade, they disclosed that while arguments don’t occur as often anymore, Jimin and RM still have fights over…wait for it…dumplings. Well, who doesn’t fight over food?

4.J-Hope put out the question of the hour when he asked James what would happen if there were 8 people in the band. Well, for starters, they’d need a much bigger car. But James obviously took this opportunity to try his luck by asking them if they indirectly meant for him to join the band. Cue awkward laughter.

5, But talking about their performances, let’s not forget that dancing is also their forte. The highlight of this episode was when they popped into Cordon’s exercise class to teach a bunch of fans choreography of their smash hit, ‘ON’ and as expected, Jimin took the lead during this one.