She’s not having it! Like any artist, Beba Rexha was excited to receive her first Grammy nomination, but that soon became overshadowed by the fact that fashion designers refused to dress her because she’s a size 8.
The singer, 29, shared a video on social media rightfully clapping back for the body shaming. “So I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like the coolest thing ever,” said the pop star. “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.'” Not cool at all!
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Im 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
She then continued by adding she doesn’t want to wear a dress from a designer who believes in these detrimental beauty standards. “If a size 6-8 is too big, I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t want to wear your f–king dresses, ’cause that’s crazy,” she added. “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. So to all the people who said I’m thick and I can’t wear your dress, f–k you, I don’t want to wear your f–king dresses.”
Despite the negativity, the “I’m a Mess” singer is refusing to allow this to ruin her big moment. Instead, she’s using her platform to lift others. “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,” she wrote as a caption to her video. “Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less than by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd, my size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys.” Preach, girl!
She may be just nominated for now, but Bebe Rexha is already a winner in our eyes.