- Billie Eilish and Finneas debuted a new song Tuesday during a tour stop in Manchester, England.
- The song referred to Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard’s defamation trial.
- “The internet’s gone wild watching movie stars on trial,” Eilish sang.
Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas debuted a new song Tuesday that references Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard’s defamation while on stage in Manchester, England, according to Entertainment Tonight Canada.
“We haven’t played a new song live before it’s out since 2017 or 2018,” Eilish said to the audience inside the AO Arena before performing the track, “TV,” for the first time. “This is one we just wrote and we just wanted to play for you.”
Along with referencing Eilish’s recent reported breakup with actor Matthew Tyler Vorce, according to ET Canada, the song also mentions Depp and Heard’s recent trial, which wrapped last week.
“The internet’s gone wild watching movie stars on trial,” Eilish sings during the song. “While they’re overturning Roe v. Wade.”
Jurors found both Depp and Heard liable for defamation against each other after less than three days of deliberations during their six-week trial.
Depp was awarded $15 million in damages after they determined Heard defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she penned that described her experience with domestic violence. The jury also awarded Heard $2 million in damages in her countersuit due to comments Depp’s lawyer made about Heard, calling her accusations against Depp a “hoax.”
Each of the actors began trending on social media during and after the trial. Insider previously reported that Depp was a clear favorite on social media during the trial, with the hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp receiving 33 billion TikTok views, and the hashtag #JusticeForAmberHeard receiving only 86 million views to date.
Eilish, whose tour continues in the UK through June 16, also mentioned Roe v. Wade, likely in reference to a leaked draft opinion suggesting that the Supreme Court could overturn the landmark ruling, given women abortion rights. The opinion has sparked controversy across the US.