Billie Eilish sent out a powerful message after bagging the Video for Good award at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Taking from the message from her song Your Power, the singer-songwriter stated that there was a need to protect young women. She added that it was important that there was no abuse of power, as mentioned in the lyrics of her song.
Billie Eilish made the statement during her acceptance speech in which she also stated that her award-winning song was completed after wishing to write it for a long time. She received the award from one of her idols, Avril Lavigne.
"If I was gonna say anything about this song, I feel like I was trying to write this song for a really long time and then I finally did," Eilish said.
"We need to protect our young women at all cost, and we also all need to remember that we all have power and we have to remember to not abuse it," she said.
The song Your Power dealt with abuse, consisting of a mention of a person who was a 'hero' before becoming a 'devil'. 'How dare you? And how could you?' reads one of the lines in the song, repeated multiple times.
Eilish also bagged the Best Latin award for the track Lo Vas a Olvidar, where she collaborated with Rosalia. She was also nominated for the Best Pop award for Therefore I Am. The song also fetched her a nomination in the Best Cinematography category.
The song Your Power was also in contention for the Best Direction award. She was also nominated for the Song of Summer category for Happier Than Ever.
The other winners of the night included many familiar names-
Video of the Year - Lil Nas X: Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
Artist of the Year-Justin Bieber
Song of the Year - Olivia Rodrigo: Drivers License
Best New Artist, Presented by Facebook: Olivia Rodrigo
Group of the Year: BTS
Push Performance of the Year Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
Best Collaboration: Doja Cat: Kiss Me More [ft. SZA]
Best Pop: Justin Bieber: Peaches [ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon],
Best Hip-Hop - Travis Scott: Franchise [ft. Young Thug and M.I.A.]
Best Rock - John Mayer: Last Train Home
Best Alternative - Machine Gun Kelly: My Ex’s Best Friend [ft. Blackbear]
Best R&B -Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic Leave the Door Open
Best K-Pop -BTS: Butter
Song of Summer -BTS: Butter
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