Bebe Rexha credits Kim Kardashian with inspiring her to embrace her curves

Bebe Rexha has praised Kim Kardashian for helping her to embrace her natural curves.The singer is now a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her career in 2013. However, in…

Bebe Rexha has praised Kim Kardashian for helping her to embrace her natural curves.

The singer is now a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her career in 2013.

However, in a conversation on Miley Cyrus’s Bright Minded show on Instagram on Wednesday, Bebe named reality TV star Kim as one of her icons.

Explaining how she desperately wanted to sport outfits similar to those worn by the likes of Miley and Britney Spears as she was growing up, the 30-year-old added, “I was a bigger, curvier girl. I had too much a*s and too much thighs (sic). She (Kim) had those curves, so I felt more accepted.”

Further on in the chat, Bebe also opened up about how she is keeping her mental and physical health in check during the coronavirus pandemic, noting that she has been making time for regular phone appointments with her therapist.

“We have to be super nice to ourselves and have a schedule,” she shared. “I meditate and I’m not allowed to look at the TV until 1pm… and you have to force yourself to do things you don’t wanna do, like a workout.”

Yet, Bebe also confessed that her lockdown diet hasn’t been great, and while she’s been snacking on Reese’s Pieces candy every day, she refuses to give herself a hard time over her food choices.

“Right now, you have to be really kind to you. We are all scared, we’re all anxious, you’ve gotta be really nice to yourself,” the Meant to Be hitmaker insisted.

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Lizzo wows in white gown at 2020 Grammy Awards

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that …

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that featured delicate silver embellishment as she made her entrance.

She completed the look with a faux fur white stole, her hair in soft waves, Lorraine Schwartz diamonds, and silver jewelled Rene Caovilla sandals.

Billie Eilish rocked a unique Gucci black and neon green suit as she scooped six awards, including Best New Artist, Record, and Album of the Year. The 18-year-old matched her hair and nails to the suit and finished the outfit with a neon green and black surgical mask on her face, along with a pair of sunglasses.

Chrissy Teigen was a hit in her orange Yanina Couture gown, which featured huge tulle puffball sleeves, a plunging neckline, and two thigh-high splits.

She had earlier told her Twitter followers that she had finally found her dress, but that they wouldn’t be impressed.

“Found a Grammy dress. hope u hate it. like to keep u busy (sic),” the star joked.

Best New Artist nominee Lil Nas X also got in on the neon craze and sported head-to-toe pink custom Versace with a matching cowboy hat and cap-toe neon cowboy boots.

Spanish singer Rosalia rocked a red leather shirt dress with fringing by Alexander Wang, and Grammys host Alicia Keys wowed in a floor-length silver shimmery gown by Atelier Versace.

Ariana Grande had not one, but two show-stopping gowns on the red carpet, making her Grammys comeback with a Giambattista Valli grey tulle creation, and later a Schiaparelli crop top and skirt.

Elsewhere, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner accompanied her husband Joe Jonas in a custom Louis Vuitton mini dress, while Bebe Rexha looked chic in a Christian Cowan tuxedo with wide-leg trousers and a jewelled sheer turtleneck.

Billy Porter debuted a Baja East turquoise beaded suit and lampshade-like hat and Maggie Rogers made a splash in a vintage Chanel dress which she teamed with an eco-friendly water bottle holder.

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Ashley Graham dresses up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween party

Pregnant Ashley Graham has dressed up as a “knocked up” Jessica Rabbit for a Halloween party.The model announced in August that she is expecting her first child with her husband Justin Ervin, and over the past two months, has regularly shared pregnancy…

Pregnant Ashley Graham has dressed up as a “knocked up” Jessica Rabbit for a Halloween party.

The model announced in August that she is expecting her first child with her husband Justin Ervin, and over the past two months, has regularly shared pregnancy updates with her social media followers.

Over the weekend, Ashley got into the Halloween spirit too, stepping out for a bash in Los Angeles wearing a costume inspired by the sexy animated character from 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, while Justin chose to dress as late wrestler Randy Savage, also known as Macho Man.

“Macho Man knocked up Jessica Rabbit for Halloween,” she captioned a series of snaps on her Instagram page.

Ashley’s post quickly racked up more than 600,000 likes, with many of her celebrity pals commenting on her skintight red latex dress, purple gloves, and red wig.

“You are so gorgeous,” posted singer Bebe Rexha, with actress Camila Mendes writing, “Looove (sic).”

Fashion journalist Derek Blasberg stated, “JESSICA RABBIT HAVING BUNNIES!” while personal trainer Kira Stokes joked: “Just cut the bottom off your dress and throw Justin’s leggings on and you’re ready for our workout tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, some of Ashley’s other followers asked her how she managed to get into the tight dress considering her growing baby belly, to which the 31-year-old replied, “BABY POWDER.”

And another fan suggested she should have dressed as wrestler Miss Elizabeth for the event, to which she explained: “Couldn’t fit into a corset LOL (laugh out loud) but there’s always next year.”

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Bebe Rexha: ‘I’ve been struggling with my weight’

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 fash…

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 Rexha was ‘heartbroken’ after designers refused to dress her for Grammys

Bebe Rexha was left “heartbroken” after designers declined to outfit her for the 2019 Grammy Awards.The Meant to Be hitmaker took to social media to vent back in January, accusing fashion leaders of refusing to take her on as a client for music’s big n…

Bebe Rexha was left “heartbroken” after designers declined to outfit her for the 2019 Grammy Awards.

The Meant to Be hitmaker took to social media to vent back in January, accusing fashion leaders of refusing to take her on as a client for music’s big night because she was “too big”.

After drawing attention to the issue, beautiful Bebe wore a stunning crimson dress from Monsoori, and in a new interview for Cosmopolitan U.K. she reflected on all the emotions she experienced at the time.

“It broke my heart. I was so sad, so depressed. I felt like I was garbage,” the 30-year-old recalled. “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 anymore. I was in the studio and I just left, went into the kitchen, and made a video on my phone.”

After posting the clip, Bebe was flooded with offers from many designers, including August Getty, Tanya Taylor, and Elizabeth Kennedy.

And her video has since racked up more than two million views and led to her becoming a vocal campaigner for body positivity.

“I’m sorry, I had to get this off my chest,” the star captioned the clip. “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 a*s is still going to the Grammys (sic).”

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Bebe Rexha feared sexual assault when working with producer

Bebe Rexha feared “she was going to get raped” by a producer and his pals during a recording session in a music studio. The 30-year-old popstar opened up about the dark side of the music industry in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine. During the…

Bebe Rexha feared “she was going to get raped” by a producer and his pals during a recording session in a music studio.

The 30-year-old popstar opened up about the dark side of the music industry in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine.

During the emotional chat, Bebe detailed her alleged mistreatment at the hands of several unnamed producers, including one night when she called a taxi to avoid what she feared would be a sexual assault.

“There was one night,” the star said. “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 any more. 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**k out of there. It was the worst night ever.”

The In the Name of Love hitmaker also revealed that on another occasion a “really famous” producer had insisted on giving her a foot massage and tried to touch her inappropriately.

“There was a producer who would come into the studio and massage my feet,” she explained. “One time he tried to go above my knees and was getting a little rough, (so) 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.”

Bebe also credited Kesha’s mum, Pebe Sebert, with helping her negotiate the negative aspects of the music industry, and advising her not to work with Lukasz ‘Dr. Luke’ Gottwald, who Pebe’s daughter has accused of sexual and psychological abuse.

The Tik Tok hitmaker and Dr. Luke were involved in a long legal battle over her claims, which he denies, and were dismissed by a New York judge as falling outside the statute of limitations in 2016.

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Bebe Rexha was pressured to ‘starve’ herself before shooting music videos

Bebe Rexha was once pressured to “starve” herself by industry bosses prior to shooting a music video.The Meant to Be singer is a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her car…

Bebe Rexha was once pressured to “starve” herself by industry bosses prior to shooting a music video.

The Meant to Be singer is a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her career in 2013.

However, in a new interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine, Bebe made a point of speaking out about one instance in which she claimed an executive urged her to lose weight.

“When I first got signed, the label said, ‘Are you ready to get in boot camp shape?’ They wanted me to lose 20 pounds (nine kilograms). Back then I was so small, I was only 130 pounds (58 kilograms),” she recalled. “It f**ked me up. I was so cold all the time. I would starve myself before filming a music video.”

Bebe went on to mention a female creative director who insisted she hit the gym twice a day too.

“She’d sit opposite me at the dinner table and say, ‘You’re not losing enough.’ All I was eating was salad,” the 30-year-old remembered.

At present, Bebe is very comfortable with her U.S. size 6 figure (U.K. 10), and in June, took the opportunity to reject mean comments social media users were making about her size.

“I don’t give a two s**ts about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight,” the star posted. “To all the people tweeting mean things to me about my weight you just want a response and you will not get it.

“The hate you breed that stems from Insecurity don’t look pretty on you.”

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Tyra Banks praises ‘stunning’ Bebe Rexha for calling out ageism

Tyra Banks has lauded Bebe Rexha for bravely shutting down ageist criticism.  Earlier this week, the 29-year-old Meant to Be hitmaker claimed in an Instagram post that an unnamed male music executive recently told her she was “too old” to be sexy….

Tyra Banks has lauded Bebe Rexha for bravely shutting down ageist criticism.  

Earlier this week, the 29-year-old Meant to Be hitmaker claimed in an Instagram post that an unnamed male music executive recently told her she was “too old” to be sexy. 

Addressing the issue during an interview with Access Hollywood, Tyra suggested the comments came from a place of insecurity.   

“When people are saying negative things about age, they have serious age, personal insecurities,” the 45-year-old mused. “And I actually really feel for that person that is being very ageist and is saying something very negative because when age starts to hit them, it is going to be traumatic.   

“So what they’re doing is they’re throwing that negativity that they feel about their fears about ageing onto you.”  

Tyra went on to explain how she deals with ageist criticism. 

“We’re human beings and so when we hear things it hurts. But I say acknowledge it and then throw it out. And by throwing it out it’s that meditation. It’s that crying, it’s that calling your friends, calling your mama,” the America’s Next Top Model star continued. “The person that said that is hurting inside… whenever anybody is negative about that they are terrified of it.”  

Insisting Bebe has nothing to worry about, Tyra also insisted that she considers the singer to be “stunning”.  

“I think she’s the sexiest. Oh my God. When you watch her on Instagram, do you see her pictures? I’m like, ‘I want to look like you,'” she smiled. “That body! Her face! She’s like stunning… intimidatingly stunning.”  

After sharing her empowering post on Instagram, Bebe had the support of celebrities including Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, and Britney Spears.  

“DRAG THEM. 29 YEAR OLDS UNITE,” the Bad Blood hitmaker commented, while the British singer wrote: “My sexy songwriting (queen). You are beautiful, getting sexier with age and your talent SINGS for itself. Keep making those rules.”  

And Spears simply wrote: “HELL YEAH. FN (f***ing) RIGHT.” 

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Bebe Rexha: ‘I always thought I had to look like the girls in magazines’

Bebe Rexha thought something was wrong with her growing up because she didn’t look like the girls she saw in magazines. The Meant to Be singer, who hit headlines earlier this year when she blasted designers for declining to dress her for the Grammys, …

Bebe Rexha thought something was wrong with her growing up because she didn’t look like the girls she saw in magazines.

 The Meant to Be singer, who hit headlines earlier this year when she blasted designers for declining to dress her for the Grammys, has learned to love and accept her curvy body, but that wasn’t the case when she was a girl and only saw skinny models in magazines.  

 “I always thought that I had to look like the girls in the magazines. The only girls I ever saw in the magazines or on TV were super-super skinny. I always thought there was something wrong with me,” she said to WWD. “We learn to be nice to others in school as little kids. Treat everyone the way that you want to be treated but we never learned how to love ourselves. I never had a teacher in school say, ‘Let’s say something nice about ourselves today.’ We as a society have never been taught how to love ourselves.” 

 The 29-year-old is encouraged by the fact that not all role models are skinny these days, and more celebrities are showing themselves without make-up on social media, indicating to their fans that they aren’t perfect all of the time.  

 “You can’t be perfect 24-7. That’s just not normal or healthy. I don’t walk around all day with make-up on and heels. That’s not real. That’s why you see the Lizzos and the Cardi Bs of the world resonating. They’re just being their real honest selves,” the star shared.  

  Bebe was recently tapped as the new face of U.S. clothing brand Bebe. Accordingly, she also explained that one of the reasons she wanted to partner with bosses at the label was because they always accepted her figure.  

“You hear things about your weight and your image. I think Bebe knows what I stand for and who I am. I’m very vocal about that,” she continued. “I love the fact that they were willing to ask a girl like me with curves who is natural. They are being inclusive. No matter what your body type is – skinny, small, thick – whatever you are, guy, girl, I think all body types are beautiful.” 

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Bebe Rexha: ‘I express myself through my nails’

Bebe Rexha gets a manicure at least once every two weeks because her nails always have to be “on point”. The Meant to Be singer frequently shows off her manicures on social media, and she has now revealed that she always makes time to go to the nail s…

Bebe Rexha gets a manicure at least once every two weeks because her nails always have to be “on point”.

 The Meant to Be singer frequently shows off her manicures on social media, and she has now revealed that she always makes time to go to the nail salon as she likes for her talons to express her current mood.  

 “I always express myself through my nails, whether I’m performing or have a day off from being on the road, my nails have to be on point,” she told StyleCaster. “I like to make sure I give myself time to get my nails done at least once every two weeks, but sometimes I have to get them done more often if I have a lot going on with my schedule and changing up my look.”  

  Bebe usually goes for long, almond-shaped nails but is open to trying out different nail art trends.  

 “I don’t think there is anything I wouldn’t try. I’m open to experimenting and trying new things and it really all depends on my mood and what I’m feeling,” the 29-year-old explained. “I’ve been wanting to try different nail shapes. I typically go with an almond shape since it elongates and flatters the hands, but I want to mix it up and will be trying a coffin shape soon.”  

 The star recently became the brand ambassador for nail polish brand Sinful Colors and is helping to launch the new Velvet Obsession collection, which is comprised of eight lacquers with a velvet matte finish.  

  Bebe is a big fan of the range because the shades – including various pinks and purples – are versatile and work both when she’s performing or just going out with friends.  

 “What I love about this collection is you can wear these colours in any environment…They’re as multi-faceted as my life,” she gushed. 

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