HOO BOY. Billie Eilish has unleashed her new single and video, ‘Your Power’, and it has fans giving the side-eye to her ex-boyfriend, rapper Brandon Quention Adams, known professionally as 7:AMP. Billie apparently called him Q, so Q it is.
‘Your Power’ is a sobering listen, as Billie sings of power dynamics in relationships, particularly when one partner takes advantage of the other.
In the video, Billie sits alone on a mountain while an anaconda wraps itself around her entire body.
“Try not to abuse your power,” she sings in the opening line.
On Instagram, Billie said ‘Your Power’ is one of her favourite songs she’s ever written.
“I feel very vulnerable putting this one out because I hold it so close to my heart,” Billie shared on Instagram.
“This is about many different situations that we’ve all either witnessed or experienced. I hope this can inspire change. Try not to abuse your power.”
Watch the video below.
Like clockwork, Billie stans started to speculate that ‘Your Power’ is about her past relationship with Q, who fans have already made clear they do not like.
Long story short: the bloke copped a lot of heat after Billie’s documentary, The World’s A Little Blurry, dropped on February 25. In it, the Grammy winner opened up about her relationship with Q, and their split, something that was kept private until that point.
While the doco confirmed Billie and Q dated when she was 19 and he was 24, he also appeared in footage from 2018, when Billie was 16.
Billie said she “just wasn’t happy” in the relationship and that there was a “lack of effort” on his part.
“I didn’t want the same things he wanted and I don’t think that’s fair for him. I don’t think you should be in a relationship super excited about things that the other person couldn’t care less about,” she said in the doco.
billie literally called out q's ass and im here for it pic.twitter.com/8LRTdEIFza— nat is not ok (@blohshwap) April 29, 2021
Maybe I’m looking too into it but the beautiful, new Billie Eilish song “Your Power” sounds like it’s talking about Brandon Quention Adams (Q), who started dating Billie when she was 16 and he was 22.— Savannah Thomas (@Savact) April 29, 2021
By the way, how does no one talk about that??https://t.co/Rr66tQst4n pic.twitter.com/11qtxv8vtA
Fans didn’t take kindly to Q and basically sent a lot of hate his way. It got to a point where Q posted a note to his Instagram story, prefaced with: “Theres (sic) always 2 sides to a situation.”
“People fail to realize I’ve been dealing with my brother’s death,” he wrote.
“Especially around that time when it was fresh. Sometimes you have to be alone to cope. Sometimes people disagree and don’t want the same things as one another.
“It’s on you to understand there’s several point (sic) of view to a situation. Anyone who knows me knows where my heart is.”
Billie later took to Instagram to remind her fans to “be nice to people no matter what!”
“I love you guys thank you for protecting me but be nice!!”
‘Your Power’ is from Billie’s sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, slated for release on July 30th.