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Katy Perry Shared Why She Originally Declined Working With Billie Eilish — And How She Regrets It

By Ryan Schocket,


During a small, intimate performance this week, Katy Perry opened up about a huge missed opportunity — the chance to work with Grammy-winning hitmaker Billie Eilish .
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Katy said at the time she received an email — probably from an agent or manager — about Billie. "[The person] sent me an email one time that was like, 'Hey, check out this new artist,'" Katy said in a video posted by 102.7 KIIS FM.

Katy Perry says she made a “huge” mistake declining to work with Billie Eilish: “It was a song called ‘ocean eyes’ and it was just a blonde girl and I was like, ‘meh boring.’ Big mistake. Huge mistake.”

@PopCrave 11:39 PM - 27 Jan 2023

"I'd really like us to work with her because she was working with me for Unsub [record label].'"
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Katy then checked out the song and video, which at the time blew up overnight. "It was a song called 'Ocean Eyes,' and it was just a blonde girl," she said.
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Obviously, that "blonde girl" was Billie Eilish, and "Ocean Eyes" was a viral hit.

"I was like, 'Meh, boring.'"
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But then Katy made this face, mocking her own decision.
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"Big mistake. Huge mistake," Katy said, straining her voice. "Don't let this hit the internet."
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I personally love how Katy can joke about the missed opportunity. And it looks like it all worked out — the two met at Coachella in 2019:

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom e a cantora Billie Eilish nos bastidores do festival #Coachella

@portalkatyperry 10:23 AM - 15 Apr 2019

There ya have it — love them both!

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