Bebe Rexha says if she wants to be sexy, she’s going to be sexy
29-year-old songstress Bebe Rexha addresses the critics who have said her new music video for Last Hurrah is too racy, saying if she wants to be sexy, she’s going to be sexy.
Bebe Rexha is speaking out about all those plastic surgery rumors.
The singer insisted in a recent interview that she hasn’t gone under the knife for any type of procedure despite whispers that her butt is fake.
The 29-year-old told Health magazine she thinks the rumors are “funny.”
“I’ve never had my butt done. I’ve never had my nose done. Actually, I have a deviated septum, and I keep getting sinus infections, and I’m scared to get that . I’m scared to go under the knife — I don’t want it to mess up my nose!” she insisted.
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Rexha admitted that if she did get work, she’d have no problem admitting it. “If I got work done, I would definitely say it. I definitely want to get my boobs lifted one day. If it makes me feel better and sexy? I’m like, do whatever you want,” she said.
The pop star has been open about her struggles with body acceptance and self-love.
“Ever since I was little, I’ve been thicker. When I first got signed to one of my deals, my managers were like, ‘Are you ready to get into boot-camp shape?’ I was like, ‘Sure! What does that mean?’ They told me to lose 20 pounds, and it kind of messed me up,” she explained. “I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments — but I just started trying to be nice to myself and doing things every day.”
Rexha confessed that when she was thinner, she was “miserable.”
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Rexha recently called out designers for refusing to dress her for the Grammy awards in January.
The nominee wrote at the time, “So I finally get nominated at the GRAMMYs and it’s like the coolest thing ever. And a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers, and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet. So I had my team hit out a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big. Literally, like, I’m too big.”
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“If a size 6/8 is too big than I don’t know what to tell you,” she continued. “Then I don’t want to wear your f**king dresses. Because that’s crazy. You’re saying that all the women in the world that are size 8 and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses.”
She ended up wearing a stunning red Monsoori gown.
Not only has Bebe Rexha not had plastic surgery, but she says she’s “scared to go under the knife.”
The 29-year-old singer covers the June issue ofHealth, and inside the magazine, she sets the record straight on plastic surgery rumors.
“I think it’s funny,” she says, adding that a stylist friend of hers will report back that clients have accused her of butt implants. “I’ve never had my butt done. I’ve never had my nose done. Actually, I have a deviated septum, and I keep getting sinus infections, and I’m scared to get that . I’m scared to go under the knife — I don’t want it to mess up my nose!”
“If I got work done, I would definitely say it. I definitely want to get my boobs lifted one day. If it makes me feel better and sexy? I’m like, do whatever you want,” she adds.
It’s been a journey to self-acceptance for Rexha, who admits she struggled with body image at times.
“Ever since I was little, I’ve been thicker. When I first got signed to one of my deals, my managers were like, ‘Are you ready to get into boot-camp shape?’ I was like, ‘Sure! What does that mean?’ They told me to lose 20 pounds, and it kind of messed me up,” she explains. “I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments — but I just started trying to be nice to myself and doing things every day.”
The “Say My Name” singer says she’s noticed a few pop stars who are “super thin,” and while she used to thinner, she was “just miserable.”
Rexha tells it like it is, whether it’s owning up to balancing her eating habits with a good workout, or recently calling out designers for refusing to dress her for the GRAMMYs.
“I was hurt. There are a lot of showrooms that lend out dresses. And they’re the meanest people sometimes. I shouldn’t say that because now I’m probably never gonna get anything loaned to me. Some of them are incredible, but some are so gossipy. I made that video because I was upset,” she expresses.
As for her blasting a married athlete for texting her, Rexha said her post (in which she never named the man) had his manager scared, but she was never planning to release his name.
“It’s hard . I think me being so outspoken scares a lot of guys. A lot of times, guys want a girl who’s soft and reserved — and that’s not me. I have no filter. I’ll say what I want. I don’t have time for bullsh*t,” says Rexha, who hasn’t defined her sexuality, but calls herself fluid. “Right now, I want to be in a relationship, and I feel like I can’t because I’ve worked so hard — I don’t want my attention to go to anything other than my career.”
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Hannah Yasharoff USA TODAY Published 9:41 AM EDT May 9, 2019
Bebe Rexha is opening up about how working in the entertainment industry has changed her body image.
In a recent interview with Health Magazine, Rexha, 29, recalled the lasting effects of being told by a manager to get into “boot-camp shape” after signing one of her first deals.
“They told me to lose 20 pounds, and it kind of messed me up,” she said. “I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments – but I just started trying to be nice to myself.”
Rexha made headlines in January after revealing multiple fashion designers had refused to dress her for the Grammys because she was “too big.” The singer wears a size 6 or 8.
In an Instagram post from January 21, she criticized the fashion industry for contributing to body-shaming culture: “If you don’t like my fashion style or my music, that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then (sic) by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large!”
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Bebe Rexha attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Rich Fury, Getty Images for The Recording A
She was able to turn the incident into an empowering movement on social media, continuing to urge others to love their bodies. (She also stunned at the Grammys in a red multilayered tulle gown by Monsoori.) But looking back, Rexha said the situation was hurtful.
“There are a lot of showrooms that lend out dresses. And they’re the meanest people sometimes,” she said. “I shouldn’t say that because now I’m probably never gonna get anything loaned to me. Some of them are incredible, but some are so gossipy.”
The singer also shot down rumors that she had gotten plastic surgery.
“I’ve never had my butt done. I’ve never had my nose done,” Rexha said, adding that she’s actually afraid of getting one surgery she actually needs.
“I have a deviated septum, and I keep getting sinus infections, and I’m scared to get that (fixed). I’m scared to go under the knife – I don’t want it to mess up my nose! If I got work done, I would definitely say it. I definitely want to get my boobs lifted one day. If it makes me feel better and sexy? I’m like, ‘Do whatever you want.’ “
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Bebe Rexha on Meeting Britney, Kylie Jenner Comparisons and Her Long Road to Stardom: ‘Every Day Is a Pinch-Me Moment’
Don’t get it twisted: Bebe Rexha is not Kylie Jenner, nor is she a Kylie Jenner wannabe.
After the pop star dropped the music video for her single “I Got You,” the internet began commenting on her uncanny likeness to the youngest KarJenner.
“Nobody’s ever walked up to me and said, ‘Are you Kylie?’” Rexha, 27, tells PEOPLE. “But I definitely get that a lot.”
The New York native says the buzz about her lookalike began last fall.
“It was after she went blonde. Everybody was like, ‘You look like a wannabe Kylie.’ I was like, ‘No!’ I was blonde first,” Rexha says of Jenner, who dyed her locks platinum in September. “She has way more fans, she was bigger before … That’s just the way the world works. Sometimes I do see pictures, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, is that me or Kylie?’ I question. But you know what, she’s killing it, and, I’m just doing my thing.”
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Indeed, Rexha’s star only continues to grow brighter.
She’s penned hits for everyone from Rihanna and Eminem (“The Monster”) to David Guetta (“Hey Mama”) and Iggy Azalea (“Team”). She sings the hook on G-Eazy‘s hit “Me, Myself & I,” which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her knockout EP All Your Fault: Pt. 1 earlier this year, which features all-star collaborations with Ty Dolla $ign (“Bad Bitch”) and, again, G-Eazy (“F.F.F.”). She’s currently on tour promoting the collection, during which she seamlessly transitions from urban bops, to EDM bangers to acoustic show-stoppers. She just headlined Miami Beach gay pride. And she’s hard at work perfecting her next EP, All Your Fault: Pt. 2.
Before scoring her first headlining tour, the spitfire performer opened for A-listers like Nick Jonas and Ellie Goulding — and, way back when, made the rounds on the Vans Warped Tour.
“You’re doing 60-something shows in under two months, which is insane. We had like 50 girls to one motel room, and the shower water was freezing. I was just trying to survive on that tour!” says Rexha. “That was the ultimate prep.”
Having paid her dues in the pop world, Rexha says, “Every day is a pinch-me moment.”
Case in point: She got to meet one of her idols at the VMAs last year, after Britney Spears took the stage to perform a mash-up of her hit “Make Me” and Rexha and G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself & I.” (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?)
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“She knew who I was and was really cool, she was like, ‘You’re such an incredible writer. We have to write one day. I respect your work so much.’ It was amazing,” Rexha says. “I grew up watching Britney Spears videos and hoping one day to be in that world. Britney was so skinny and blonde, and I was a thicker Albanian girl and had black hair. Being in the room with her, it’s really interesting how the world works — you never know where you’re going to end up. I ended up in Britney Spears’ dressing room, and it was an awesome moment!”
Kylie Jenner did not attend Sunday night’s Video Music Awards but, with the appearance of singer Bebe Rexha did, looking exactly like the Calabasas-born star. While many were on high-alert, looking out for Kylie on the red carpet, Bebe attracted special attention when fans did a double take, thinking at first it may be Kylies
At first, it was the short blonde hair that attracted the gaze of viewers, looking nearly spot-on to Kylie’s cut at this year’s 2017 Met Gala. While Kylie’s might have been blown straight and parted left-of-center, while Bebe’s was slick back and more edgy for last night’s events, the cut itself was pretty spot-on. What’s more, her dress was a curve-hugging naked dress, complete with allover embellishment, side cut-outs, and a plunging neckline. It looked as though it could have been inspired by any number of Kardashian or Jenner looks, though bared a striking resemblance to Kylie’s 2016 Met Gala look in shape.
One user Tweeted out pics of Bebe, writing, “Bebe Rexha arrived looking like Kylie Jenner at the Met.” Another hysterically added, “How is Bebe Rexha more Kylie Jenner than Kylie herself?” Yet another shared, “I now know it’s @BebeRexha that I’ve been confusing for @KylieJenner all night. Cool.”
Depending on how you channel-surfed your way through the evening, you may have caught a glimpse of the youngest Jenner, as her show, “Life of Kylie” aired in the middle of the annual awards. Now the only question is, who wore it better?
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Bebe Rexha is struggling with her weight at the moment as taking anti-depressants has made her gain some pounds.
The Meant to Be singer is a body positivity champion who regularly defends her size to body shamers on social media and even called out fashion designers for refusing to dress her U.S. size 6-8 (U.K. 10-12) figure for the Grammys earlier this year.
However, she recently opened up about her battles with her figure after a user criticised her appearance on Instagram.
The 30-year-old posted a snap of herself wearing a black dress with thigh-high slit and black boots backstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she performed her new track You Can’t Stop the Girl, and in the comments, a user wrote, “Wow… you need to lose weight” with the vomit emoji.
Bebe swiftly clapped back by commenting, “No you need to be more accepting and work on your own self-hate,” and then opened up about her weight gain on Twitter.
“Ever since I started taking my antidepressants it’s made me gain weight. It makes you more hungry, it’s weird,” she tweeted. “I’ve been struggling with my weight and it’s f**kin hard. When people on the internet bash me for gaining weight it’s hurtful (sic).
“I’m not looking for sympathy, I’m just saying if you don’t like my weight then focus on my music. If you don’t like my music either, just keep it pushing… Everyone has a story, flaws and issues. We should all focus on our own flaws before commenting on others. No one is perfect.”
Bebe, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder back in April, previously told her Twitter followers that she doesn’t “give a two s**ts about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight.”
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Bebe appears in the new issue of Cosmo (Picture: Cosmopolitan/Rachell Smith)
Bebe Rexha has opened up about her journey with body image – revealing people in the music industry told her to lose weight when she was only nine stone.
Appearing on the latest cover of Cosmopolitan, Bebe said in an accompanying interview: ‘When I first got signed, the label said, “Are you ready to get in boot-camp shape?” They wanted me to lose 20lb .’
‘Back then I was so small, I was only 130lb’ she continued.
‘It f**ked me up. I was so cold all the time. I would starve myself before filming a music video. She’d sit opposite me at the dinner table and say, “You’re not losing enough.” All I was eating was salad.’
Bebe also discussed her experiences with predatory men in the interview (Picture: Cosmopolitan/Rachell Smith)
The star previously made headlines back in January when she publicly called out designers who refused to dress her for the Grammys because of her shape.
‘It broke my heart,’ she explained. ‘I was so sad, so depressed. I felt like I was garbage. I thought to myself, “This is bulls**t.” I was mad. I wasn’t trying to get back at anyone, but I wasn’t standing for it any more. I was in the studio and I just left, went into the kitchen, and made a video on my phone.
‘If a size 6/8 is too big then I don’t know what to tell you… That’s crazy. You’re saying that all the women in the world that are a size 8 and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses… f**k you, I don’t want to wear your f**king dresses.’
The Say My Name singer also opened up about encounters with predatory music producers in the interview.
Bebe on the cover of Cosmo’s October issue (Picture: Cosmopolitan/Rachell Smith)
‘There was a producer who would come into the studio and massage my feet,’ she said.
‘One time he tried to go above my knees and was getting a little rough, I pulled my feet away. He said, “Nah, I’m going to do what I want.” But I was raised to never let someone touch my body if I don’t want them to.’
‘He’s really famous. My former managers said, “Just work with him, you need a hit song.”’
Detailing another negative encounter, Bebe said: ‘There was one night. I was alone in the studio and a producer had a group of five or six guys with him.
‘I had heard things about him from his past and I just couldn’t take it anymore.
‘I felt like I was going to get raped. I quietly called myself a taxi from the recording booth, which was enclosed, and I got the f*ck out of there.
‘It was the worst night ever.’
The September issue of Cosmopolitan is on sale from 5 September 2019.
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