In her apology Monday, Billie said the video was from the age of 13 or 14, “I said a word from a song that at the time I didn’t know it was about. ‘a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. I am dismayed and embarrassed and want to throw up that I ever said that word. “
She says the song was the only time she had heard that word, and that it was never used by a family member or anyone else around her.
As for the second part of the clip, Billie says she didn’t give a damn about Asian accents at all, and it was just a language she invented – using it with pets, friends and family. – she said: “No matter how it was interpreted, I didn’t mean to say that any of my actions caused harm to others and it breaks my heart that she is being labeled now in a way that could cause pain to people who hear it. “
Tyler’s song, the Creator was released in 2011… and from what we can see, he never received a serious reaction for using the insult.