Eminem sent message to Billie Eilish in song after she said she’s ‘terrified of him’
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Some people fear lions, tigers and bears, but Billie Eilish? Well, she fears rapper Eminem.
Eilish produces some intense and spine-tingling music videos - black liquid oozing out of her eyes in 'when the party's over' and a spider scuttling out of her mouth in 'you should see me in a crown' - but apparently even she grew up scared of something.
However, rather than that something being the Boogey man or a snake falling through the ceiling - I will never be visiting Australia - for Eilish, her biggest fear growing up was fellow musician, Eminem.
In an interview with Noisey a couple of years ago, Eilish revealed one of her top fears as a kid, and no, it wasn't monsters under the bed.
She said: "I was scared of Eminem. My whole life. Always. I, dude, terrified.
"That dude freaked the f**k out of me. Oh my God."
And of course, Eminem being Eminem came up with the best response - shouting out Eilish in a verse of one of his tunes.
In 'Alfred's Theme', the lyrics read: "Homicidal visions when I’m spitting like this / But really I’m just fulfilling my wish of killing rhymes which is really childish / And silly, but I’m really like this, I’m giving nightmares to Billie Eilish."
Whether his response has helped Eilish stop being so scared of him or simply made matters worse, who knows.
Either way, fans of the musicians have found the whole thing hilarious, flocking to social media to comment.
Some argued Eilish is way more scary than Eminem.
One YouTube user said: "All her music videos are creepy as hell and Eminem's the one giving her nightmares ??!!!"
"She's scarier than he is - he's just brutally honest.. there's a difference," another wrote.
Others joked how Eminem typically responds to anyone who mentions him in the form of a lyric.
"Man Eminem hears and knows everything anyone has ever said about him, them puts them in his songs," a user wrote.
A second commented: "And then Eminem proceeded to traumatise her further."
"That's how Eminem say hello to anyone," another said.
Another user argued Eminem's response isn't quite as 'traumatis[ing]' as it first seems.
They said: "Right after this did that line, he sang 'happy birthday' because it was her birthday that day… the day he dropped the song."
A final simply resolved: "The entire music industry is scared of him... You ain't the only one."