• Billie Eilish says she is "appalled and embarrassed"
  • She also gave an explanation about the clip in which she appears to be mocking an accent
  • The singer's new album, "Happier Than Ever," will drop next month

Billie Eilish has apologized after an old edited compilation video of her mouthing an anti-Asian remark resurfaced on social media.

The compilation of several videos was posted on TikTok last week and it appears to show the 19-year-old singer mouthing an Asian racial slur used in Tyler, the Creator’s 2011 song “Fish,” and mocking various accents. It was shared on Twitter also.

As soon as the video spread on social media, Eilish’s fans commented on her accounts and asked her to make a statement.

Eilish, 19, took to Instagram on Monday to address the resurfaced viral video. "I love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this. And this is something that I WANT to address because I’m being labeled something that I am not," she said in a statement.

Referring to the spliced video, the singer said that she was 13 or 14-year-old at the time when she “mouthed” a word from a song that she “didn’t know was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community.”

"I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word. This song was the only time I’d ever heard that word as it was never used around me by anyone in my family. Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact is that it was hurtful. And for that I am sorry," she added.

Eilish also went on to address the other half of the video in which she appears to be mocking an accent. She said that the way she was speaking was a “gibberish” voice she has used since she was a child.

"The other video in that edited clip is me speaking in a silly gibberish made up voice… something I started doing as a kid and have done my whole life when talking to my pets, friends, and family. It is absolute gibberish and just me goofing around and is in NO way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent or culture in the SLIGHTEST," the singer clarified.

The "You Should See Me In A Crown" star further mentioned that anyone who knows her in person has seen her “goofing around with voices” her whole life.

“…Regardless of how it was interpreted, I did not mean for any of my actions to have caused hurt to others and it absolutely breaks my heart that it is being labeled no in a way that might cause pain to people hearing it."

Eilish concluded her statement by telling her followers to “continue having conversations, listening, and learning.” Her second studio album, "Happier Than Ever," is slated to drop under Darkroom and Interscope Records labels on July 30.

Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish, who was named Billboard's 2019 Woman of the Year, is expected to battle with Lizzo for top honors
Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish, who was named Billboard's 2019 Woman of the Year, is expected to battle with Lizzo for top honors AFP / VALERIE MACON