• Billie Eilish denied making a dig at Travis Scott during her recent concert after Kanye West's plea
  • Twitter users came to Eilish's defense saying West's claims were "nonsense"
  • Others sided with West claiming that Eilish's concert remarks were clearly a diss toward Scott

Social media users are rallying behind Billie Eilish after Kanye West asked her to apologize to Travis Scott over an alleged diss and threatened to pull out of his Coachella headline gig if she did not.

Last week, Eilish paused her performance at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, after she noticed a fan having difficulty breathing. She told the audience before resuming the show: "I wait for people to be OK until I keep going."

Some media outlets claimed this statement was a jab at Scott, whose Astroworld festival performance in November 2021 was the site of multiple accidental deaths when the audience rushed toward the stage. Scott is currently being sued over the incident.

On Thursday, West shared via Instagram a screenshot of a post claiming the "Bad Guy" hitmaker "dissed" Scott even though she did not mention Scott or Astroworld onstage.

"Come on, Billie, we love you. Please apologize to Trav and to the families of the people who lost their lives," West wrote. "No one intended this to happen. Trav didn't have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened, and yes, Trav will be with me at Coachella, but now I need Billie to apologize before I perform."

Eilish denied that her remarks were aimed at Scott, commenting on West's post: "Literally never said a thing about Travis. [I] was just helping a fan."

While Scott has not responded to Eilish, he did like West's post.

A number of Twitter users criticized West over his demand, with many urging Eilish not to apologize.

"I hope Billie doesn’t apologize. Let Kanye go to Coachella with his blood boiling over nonsense," one user wrote.

Another pointed out that "entertainers have been stopping shows to help fans for years," adding, "I have been to a concert where the performer told security to help a woman that was getting pinned against the gate. Stopped dead in the set and jumped down to help."

Some compared West's recent move to his past feud with Taylor Swift, with one writing: "Kanye hates successful women. First Taylor and now Billie, when will it end?"

Some Twitter users sided with West and claimed Eilish's concert remark was a diss aimed at Scott.

"Then there will be no Kanye [at Coachella]. Billie Eilish doesn't have the cred to be throwing shade at any artist. Scott is owed an apology [in my opinion]. I think it's cool that @kanyewest would stand up to the snub in support of another artist," one person commented.

"The 'snub' was not because she stopped for a fan, it was because of what she said. That is what his issue was," another wrote.

"Nice try at a spin. But no, that's not the whole truth. She did try to make a dig at Travis Scott when she said, 'I wait for people to be OK until I keep going.' She's trying to lie her way out of a slip of the tongue. Was she wrong? No. But stand by what you said," a third netizen claimed.

Others also appeared to poke fun at West's reported feud with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian's new beau, with one suggesting that "Coachella replace Kanye with Pete Davidson."

5 Seconds of Summer member Ashton Irwin, meanwhile, tweeted: "Billie should just throw a couple Kanye bangers in the pre-show playlist and go on with her day."

The grandparents of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, who was the youngest victim in the Astroworld tragedy, also reacted to West's plea to Eilish, telling Rolling Stone that the rapper's words were "hurtful" and "idiotic."

Both West and Eilish were announced as headline acts for the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in January. This year's lineup also includes Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Swedish House Mafia and Lil Baby.

The annual music event is scheduled to run on April 15-17 and April 22-24 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Kanye West performs in September 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Kanye West performs in September 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / KEVIN WINTER