Singer Billie Eilish visited the White House on Wednesday to meet with President Biden ahead of her concert in Washington, D.C.
“When I heard my friends @billieeilish and @finneas were in town for a show, I knew I had to invite them over to the White House,” Biden wrote on Twitter Wednesday night with a photo of him, Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell, who is also a singer-songwriter.
“Great to see you and your family — and I’m glad you got to meet Commander,” Biden added, referring to his new dog.
White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz told Bloomberg that the Biden family “have been long time fans” of Eilish and her brother.
Eilish performed at Capital One arena in D.C. on Wednesday night.
A White House official told People that Eilish, Finneas and their parents Maggie and Patrick received an invitation to visit the White House and meet with Biden.
The official noted that both siblings supported the president during the 2020 campaign.
“Billie and Finneas were supporters during Biden’s campaign and the Biden family have been long time fans of their music,” the official added.
Eilish performed at the Democratic National Committee’s virtual 2020 convention in August of that year, delivering her first public performance of her song “My Future.”
The singer also slammed then-President Trump at the event, saying that he was “destroying our country and everything we care about.”
“We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality. And that starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake. Someone who’s building a team that shares our values. It starts with voting against Donald Trump and for Joe Biden,” she added.
Eilish and Finneas’ song “No Time To Die,” the theme song of the James Bond film of the same name, was nominated for the Oscar for best original song on Tuesday.
By Mychael Schnell