Bebe Rexha dazzled at the Grammys after revealing designers refused to dress her
American singer and songwriter, Bebe Rexha, stunned at the weekend's Grammy awards, just a month after she slammed various fashion designers who reportedly said she was "too big" for a custom dress.
In an Instagram story published on the 21st January, the 29-year-old lamented that while she should have been celebrating her two Grammy nominations, she had instead been struggling to find someone to dress her size eight (UK size 12) frame.
"If a size 6/8 is 'too big' then I don't know what to tell you," she said. "I don't want to wear your [expletive] dresses, 'cause 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 continued.
Rexha captioned the video; "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!"
She concluded by declaring that her "size 8 a**" would still be attending the Grammys, which were held this past Sunday.
And she certainly pulled it off. The Say My Name Singer stunned on the red carpet in a bright scarlet Monsoori gown, that featured a dramatic tulle skirt and a halter-neck top.
And, of course, she didn't miss the opportunity to deliver another clap back. When asked about the incident during the awards ceremony, she didn't miss a beat before reiterating her previous statement - "Yo, you wish you could've dressed my fat a**!" - she said, before delivering a twirl.
She also revealed to Ryan Seacrest during E!'s Live From the Red Carpet that she received an overwhelming amount of support on social media after speaking out. "It’s been amazing. I didn’t expect it. I just did the video because I was really heartbroken and it bummed me," she asserted. "They said I was too big or fat, and I love my body, and I just want other girls to love their bodies."
This is not the first time that Rexha has been outspoken about such issues. "A lot of times, people want to pitch girls against each other and I don't like that," she said during an interview with the BBC last year. "Am I competitive? Yes. But I don't want to harm anybody. I want to help other women and I want to support artists that are coming into the industry - because I feel like I didn't get support when I came in."
Ironically, this incident comes just a year after performers used the Grammys to campaign for women's rights, with both male and female artists arriving to the ceremony with white roses in hand.