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 .
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.
"I'd really like us to work with her because she was working with me for Unsub [record label].'"
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.
Obviously, that "blonde girl" was Billie Eilish, and "Ocean Eyes" was a viral hit.
"I was like, 'Meh, boring.'"
But then Katy made this face, mocking her own decision.
"Big mistake. Huge mistake," Katy said, straining her voice. "Don't let this hit the internet."
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:
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