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Billie Eilish's Response To Justin Bieber Saying He Wants To 'Protect Her' Is Perfect

"I don't want her to go through anything I went through."

Justin Bieber found himself getting very emotional during a Beats 1 interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe when the topic turned to Billie Eilish.

Bieber, who was promoting his new album Changes, was asked about his relationship with Eilish, who’s a known fan of JB, when he teared up.

“I don’t know how many opportunities I’m going to get,” Bieber told Lowe, becoming emotional. “We never know how many opportunities we’re going to get with anybody. I’m tearing up thinking about it, just with the Kobe situation, you know.”

“You just never know, and so I just wanted to be a good example.”

When asked if he felt protective of the 18-year-old singer, he said, “Yeah, I definitely feel protective of her.”

“It was hard for me being that young and being in the industry and not knowing where to turn and everyone telling me they loved me and you know, just turning their back on you in a second.”

“It’s hard, because I just want her to know that she can count on me, but at the end of the day I’m never going to force myself to be in a relationship with her, it has to be natural.”

“I just kind of let her do her thing and if she ever needs me I’m going to be here for her.”

“But yeah, just protecting those moments… I just want to protect her, you know, I don’t want her to lose it. I don’t want her to go through anything that I went through, I don’t wish that upon anybody. So, if she ever needs me I’m just a call away.”

Eilish, shared a clip from the interview on Instagram and captioned it, “Stream Changes,” referring to Bieber’s album.

She also shared childhood photos of herself along with the clip, proving once again how big a fan of JB’s she actually is.

Bieber commented on the post, writing, “Love you !!!” His wife Hailey Baldwin also commented with a heart emoji.

Good Place star Jameela Jamil wrote, “Purest content on the internet,” and Naomi Campbell added, “REALNESS.”

Bieber has been open about his depression and drug use and in September 2019, he shared a lengthy note to his fans about it.

He started, “It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances, your relationships.” When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble.”

“You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day. A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes it can even get to a point where you don’t even want to live anymore.”

He added that he was lucky to have the right people around him that encouraged him “to keep going” and went on to speak of his drug use.

“I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me.”

“I felt like I could never turn it around. It’s taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions. Fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits. Luckily god blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me.”

“All this to say even when the odds are against you keep fighting.”

Emotional Tributes Flow For Former 'Love Island' Host Caroline Flack

The presenter has been found dead, aged 40.

Content warning: This article deals with suicide and may be triggering for some.

Emotional tributes have begun to pour in following the heartbreaking death of former Love Island UK and X Factor host Caroline Flack, who was found dead in her London home.

A lawyer for her family said the TV presenter, aged 40, took her own life.

Her family shared a statement that said, “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”

In one of the presenter’s final posts on Instagram she wrote, “Been advised not to go on social media… but I wanted to say happy Christmas to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me this year… this kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own.”

“I’m a human being at the end of the day and I’m not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with …. I’m taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I’ve got myself into to. I have nothing but love to give and best wishes for everyone.”

Love Island released a statement on Twitter which read, “Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news.

“Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.”

This is sadly the third death of a Love Island star, with contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon also passing away in 2019 and 2018 respectively.

Flack’s passing comes weeks before she was set to go on trial for assaulting partner Lewis Burton, who accused her of hitting him, but later backtracked on the claims.

Flack was banned from contacting Burton, but he posted a photo of them together on Valentine’s Day, writing, “Happy Valentine’s… Love You.”

Tributes for the presenter have begun flowing in.

According to Sky News, Francis Ridley of Money Talent Management said in a statement, “We are devastated at the loss of our client and friend Caroline Flack.

“An immensely talented young woman who was at the top of her game professionally and loved by television viewers across the country.

“In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported.

“The Crown Prosecution Service pursued this when they knew not only how very vulnerable Caroline was but also that the alleged victim did not support the prosecution and had disputed the CPS version of events.

“The CPS should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest. And ultimately resulted in significant distress to Caroline.

“Our thoughts are with Caroline’s family at this time.”

Former Love Island star Katy McDermott spoke of Flack’s kindness, “Devastated to hear the news about Caroline Flack. Caroline was nothing but kind to me and that’s how I will always remember her.

“Saddens me so much when people think the only way out is death. My prayers and thoughts go out to Caroline’s friends and family.”

Presenting duo Ant and Dec tweeted, “We are both devastated to hear the news about Caroline Flack. It is beyond sad. Beyond words. So tragic. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rest In Peace Caroline.”

Singer Boy George wrote, “I hope all of you who attacked Caroline Flack even when her partner said he wanted no charges feel some sorrow today. This did not need to happen. This is devastating news! And yes, I hope the @cpsuk feel even deeper sorrow.”

Actor Chris O’Dowd said, “Caroline was so fun. She had the best cackle of a laugh. She deserved so much better. She’s gone far too soon. My heart goes out to her sister Jo and the family. You’ll be so missed darlin, by so many.”

Boyzone’s Mikey Graham tweeted, “Just heard the devastating news about the passing of Caroline Flack.What amazes me is that while the world is trying to highlight and help mental illness the press editors make money from destroying these sensitive souls. Hope you reflect on your deeds now. #Bloodonyourhands.”

Emmerdale star Laura Norton added, “How tragic and devastating. I feel so sad hearing about Caroline Flack. I can’t bear to think of how much pain she must’ve been in. Scrutinised, Vilified, bombarded and made to feel like there was no other way and nothing left to live for. Please talk. And just BE KIND.”

Radio presenter Liz Kershaw said, “Heartbreaking that #CarolineFlack found dead. She lost her boyfriend, reputation & job. And all before she’d even been tried or convicted. What happened to innocent until proven guilty or us all being woke and sympathetic to mental health?
ITV & tabloids: hang your heads in shame.”

If you or anyone you know is suffering from their mental health, know there is help out there. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for 24-hour crisis support. If it’s an emergency, call 000.

Billie Joe Armstrong, You Don't Need To Put Down Ariana Grande To Compliment Billie Eilish

"Why the need to compare two totally different artists, just because they're both young women?"

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, 47, has unexpectedly thrown shade at Ariana Grande, 26, while complimenting 17-year-old Billie Eilish’s success.

In an interview with USA Today, Armstrong was asked about Eilish’s Grammys sweep and said, “It was great. I mean, I only heard about it — actually trying to watch the Grammys is pretty brutal, but I’m stoked for her and [brother] Finneas.”

“It’s insanely well-deserved. Their music is very real, and you can tell it all comes from them, which is what sets it apart from what other pop acts are doing,” he continued.

“It’s not even comparable to think about what she does compared to someone like Ariana Grande. She’s the real deal.”

Credit: Republic

When are people going to learn that you don’t need to tear down one woman as a way to compliment another?

Both singers are insanely talented and successful and either of them would have been deserving winners at the Grammys this year.

It seems that Armstrong has no idea that Grande also has writing credits on all 12 of her Thank U, Next songs.

Even Eilish thought Grande should have won at the Grammys and made sure to mention her while accepting the award for Album of the Year, saying, “Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this. Thank U, Next got me through some [stuff] and I think it deserves like more than anything in the world.”

Fans weren’t happy with Armstrong’s comment, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts:

So, let’s hope Armstrong gets the message loud and clear.

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