Bebe Rexha Reveals That Designers Won't Dress Her For The Grammys Because She's 'Too Big'
Bebe Rexha is one of the hottest artists out there. Talented, successful, completely gorgeous, the list goes on and on.
But the sad truth of it is, no matter how fabulous women in the public eye are, there's one thing they will always be reduced to. Namely, their weight.
According to Bebe, several big-name designers have refused to dress her for next month's Grammy Awards, stating that she is "too big".
The Meant to Be singer - who is a US size eight - recently took to social media to slam the designers who had declined her proposition to collaborate, angry telling them: "I don't wanna wear your f*cking dresses."
In an Instagram video, she furiously criticised the fashion industry, stating: "You're saying all the women in the world that are size eight and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses".
"So I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like the coolest thing ever," she said. "And a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right? Like you go to any big designer. 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."
The Best New Artist nominee continued: "And if a size six/eight is 'too big' then I don't know what to tell you. Then I don't want to wear your f*cking dresses, 'cause that's crazy. You're saying that all the women in the world that are size eight and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses. So all the people who are thinking I can't wear dresses, f*ck you, I don't wanna wear your f*cking dresses."
She captioned her post: "I'm sorry, I had to get this off my chest. 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 by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY" [sic].
After she uploaded the footage, fans online turned to the comment section to praise her for standing up for herself and lambaste the fashion industry for telling her she was too big.
"What sort of mental patient thinks a size 8 is anything other than wonderfully slim? I wish I was a size eight! I’m so baffled, you are so beautiful and honestly whatever you wear you’ll look phenomenal!," wrote one Instagrammer.
Another added: "How horrible. I really can’t believe that that’s the message they want to send women. I have a daughter and it terrifies me that one day she’ll have body issues because of this society we live in. You are beautiful and love that you are keeping your head up ❤️ positive message" [sic].
The 29-year-old's situation is far from unique; in the past, several stars have admitted that designers do not send them clothes to wear on the red carpet because of their size. In December, Will and Grace actress Megan Mullally revealed she had to buy her own dress for this year's Screen Actors' Guild Awards online.
"Designers do not send me dresses, even though there is literally a 100 per cent chance that I will be on camera, because I'M HOSTING," she wrote on Instagram.
In addition, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom told reporters her Gucci dress was off the rack at the 2017 Emmys, as designers did not want to dress her body type, and Melissa McCarthy confessed she was rejected by several designers ahead of the 2012 Oscars.