It’s not uncommon for artists to use their music to express themselves after breakups. But the internet is calling out Billie Eilish’s ex-boyfriend Jesse Rutherford for seemingly taking things too far with his new song “POV.”
The pair, who were 10 years apart in age, broke up in May after dating for less than a year.
In “POV,” from his album ”&ONE” that was released on Friday, Rutherford sings about a younger fan who’d been listening to his music for a decade.
“She been listening to me since 2013 / I know she’s got daddy issues, welcome to the family / She said, ‘Jesse, baby, won’t you write a song about me?’ / I said, ‘I got a whole album, I could drop it next week’,” the 32-year-old rocker sings.
Elsewhere in the song, he sings, “Feel like Alejandro when she Gaga on my goo, I’m at the top, you’re at the bottom, It’s a different POV.”
After Rutherford’s song dropped, Eilish’s fans on X, formerly known as Twitter, were infuriated by its “gross” lyrics.
Speculation aside, Rutherford actually directly names the seven-time Grammy winner in the song “Turn Heel” on ”&ONE.”
“I just got a text from Billie Eilish,” he croons.
On a separate song, “Law of Attraction,” Rutherford seemingly addresses their age gap when he sings, “She’s only 21, savage / But she’s a bad bitch.”
Before the pair split, Eilish called the “Neighbourhood” musician “the hottest fucking fucker alive” in an interview with Vanity Fair back in November.
Eilish addressed her breakup from Rutherford earlier this month before his album was released. She revealed that the two are on good terms, writing that he’s her “homie forever” during a Q&A on her Instagram Story, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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