Billie Eilish sees Texas as a bad guy.
While performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival over the weekend, the "Happier Than Ever" singer candidly revealed that she nearly backed out of the show to protest Texas' restrictive abortion laws, which went into affect last month.
She called the law "s***."
"I almost didn't want to do the show," she told the crowd, adding that she wanted to "punish" the Lone Star State for passing the law.
"But then I remembered that it's you guys that are the… victims, and you deserve everything in the world," she continued. "And we need to tell them to shut the f*** up!"
The Texas law prohibits women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks — before some women know they are pregnant. The law allows private citizens to sue those involved in aiding in an abortion, including a doctor, nurse or even the person who drove the person to a clinic, which could include an Uber or Lyft driver. (Both companies have pledged to pay the legal fees of drivers sued under the law.)
While standing in front of a video screen with images calling for "bans off our bodies," The New York Post reported that Billie declared she's "sick and tired of old men" making laws about women's health and bodies.
The 19-year-old has been vocal about the law ever since it was put in place.
"Makes me sick how many men say nothing when it comes to women's rights," she said last month in an Instagram Stories post. "If you and your 'homies' or bros' aren't talking about the abortion laws in Texas, chances are you're part of a problem."