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Singer Bebe Rexha raises concern over size discrimination

By IANS Updated: Sep 03, 2019 9:11 pm

Singer Bebe Rexha has revealed that she was told to lose weight by the people in the music industry, when she was only nine stone.

In an interview to “Cosmopolitan”, the “I got you” hitmaker opened up about her journey with body image.

She said: “‘When I first got signed, the label said, ‘Are you ready to get in boot-camp shape?’ They wanted me to lose 20lb (almost a stone and a half).’ ‘Back then I was so small, I was only I was only 130lb’.

“It f**ked me up. I was so cold all the time. I would starve myself before filming a music video. She’d (a female creative director) sit opposite me at the dinner table and say, ‘You’re not losing enough.’ All I was eating was salad.”

Bebe Rexha earlie called out the designers who refused to dress her for the Grammys because of her shape, reports “”.

“It broke my heart. 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 (US) 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,” she added.


By IANS Updated: Sep 03, 2019 9:11:19 pm