Billie Eilish Called Out Jimmy Kimmel For Making Her Look A "Little Stupid" When He Asked Her About Van Halen

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The year was 2019. There was no pandemic. And inexplicably, we were all obsessed with whether or not Billie Eilish — then 17 years old — knew who Van Halen was.

Billie in an off-the-shoulder ball gown at the 2021 Met Gala
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If this is all news to you, back in the day, Billie went on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he quizzed her on '80s culture — and she seemed not to know who Van Halen, Mr. T, or Run-DMC were. S C A N D A L.

Fast-forward to last night, and Billie went on Kimmel once more — and addressed the whole kerfuffle that happened last time.

"Do you remember last time I was here? And you made me look a little stupid?" Billie asked.

Billie smiling during her 2019 Kimmel interview
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"I thought it was funny because I was playing along, and everybody thought I was actually serious and didn't know anything," she continued.

Billie during her interview in 2021
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"I did know [Van Halen]. Yes, there was a lot of things you asked, and I was like, 'I don't know.'"

Billie posing on a Disney red carpet
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However, Billie said that she wasn't bothered by the people who took her words too seriously: "It was funny. I didn't really care."

Billie with Jimmie during her 2019 interview
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Anyway, off I go to quiz my parents about hit music from the 1920s...

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