After making history at the 2020 Grammys for album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Billie Eilish and her producer brother Finneas are reportedly being accused of “nepotism.” In the case of the siblings, some have claimed that Finneas and Eilish’s actor parents are the main reason they got these opportunities and got famous.
In a since-deleted tweet, Finneas clapped back at nepotism rumours and spoke about how to get into the music industry.
“Shooting your shot’ is promoted widely and I think honestly, it’s a little overrated. Work super hard alone or with your closest friends. Make shit so good it speaks for itself. Don’t pester people to work with you, let them come to you,” he wrote in the tweet.
“During my life time, our parents were never able to fully financially support us off of their work as actors. Our dad worked 12 hour days 7 days a week as a construction worker for Mattel and our mom was a teacher,” he added in the now-deleted tweet.
“I paid off their mortgage last year and billie pays them each salaries to tour with us full time though they have told us many times they would work for us for free,” he tweeted, sharing that his dad now sweeps the stage floor before Billie and he perform.