Billie Eilish's nail art held a secret message in her new music video

Kate Pasola
·2-min read
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Billie Eilish's new music video for Therefore I Am is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and explicit clap backs against shamers, critics and haters she's come through with since that time she took her top off on stage to make a badass statement.

The video features Billie dancing through a deserted shopping mall, visiting various fast food vendors and helping herself to pretzels, fries, drink refills and more. Sounds like the perfect afternoon, no?

And though B's real nails got a well-deserved break from acrylics during lockdown, it seems they're back, like Billie, with a vengeance. And I'm not mad about it.

Billie's always surrounded by conspiracy theories about everything from her hair transformations (pranks included) to her makeup choices. But the message with these nails is loud and clear.

While the world celebrated her incredible video, Billie took to instagram to post some BTS shots from the video. She captioned the post:

"SWIPE FOR TIA BEHIND THE SCENES LOLLLLLL馃榿馃榿 empty mall at 4 am馃コ u see us doing the try not to dance challenge and faaaaaaailing. this shoot was so chaotic LMFAO we had so much fun".

It seems the shoot wasn't too chaotic for incredible attention to detail though - in the gallery she includes a close-up of her nails (slide 5), which include lettering in calligraphic font spelling out "NOT UR FRIEND".

The phrase references the first line of the chorus, in which Billie seems to be addressing those who feel entitled to comment on her choices with the confidence of a close friend:

"I'm not your friend / Or anything, damn / You think that you're the man / I think, therefore, I am."

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