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Bebe appears in the new issue of Cosmo (Picture: Cosmopolitan/Rachell Smith)

Bebe Rexha has opened up about her journey with body image – revealing people in the music industry told her to lose weight when she was only nine stone.

Appearing on the latest cover of Cosmopolitan, Bebe said in an accompanying interview: 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 130lb she continued.

It f**ked me up. I was so cold all the time. I would starve myself before filming a music video. Shed [a female creative director] sit opposite me at the dinner table and say, “Youre not losing enough.” All I was eating was salad.

Bebe Rexha speaks exclusively to Cosmopolitan Embargoed until 00:01 3rd September 2019 If you are interested in featuring, as usual, I?d just have to kindly ask you to adhere to the following terms of usage: -Run a maximum of two images plus the front cover -Run the front cover with the images at all times -For online usage, include a link to: http://cosmopolitan.com/UK/BebeRexha in the first two paragraphs -State that ?The September issue of Cosmopolitan is on sale from 5th September? -Credit the pictures as courtesy of ?Cosmopolitan / Rachell Smith? -Warrant there will be no derogatory, defamatory or negative reference made to Cosmopolitan or anyone featured in the pictures.
Bebe also discussed her experiences with predatory men in the interview (Picture: Cosmopolitan/Rachell Smith)

The star previously made headlines back in January when she publicly called out designers who refused to dress her for the Grammys because of her shape.

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It broke my heart, she explained. I was so sad, so depressed. I felt like I was garbage. I thought to myself, “This is bulls**t.” I was mad. I wasnt trying to get back at anyone, but I wasnt 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 dont know what to tell you… Thats crazy. Youre 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 dont want to wear your f**king dresses.

The Say My Name singer also opened up about encounters with predatory music producers in the interview.

Bebe Rexha speaks exclusively to Cosmopolitan Embargoed until 00:01 3rd September 2019 If you are interested in featuring, as usual, I?d just have to kindly ask you to adhere to the following terms of usage: -Run a maximum of two images plus the front cover -Run the front cover with the images at all times -For online usage, include a link to: http://cosmopolitan.com/UK/BebeRexha in the first two paragraphs -State that ?The September issue of Cosmopolitan is on sale from 5th September? -Credit the pictures as courtesy of ?Cosmopolitan / Rachell Smith? -Warrant there will be no derogatory, defamatory or negative reference made to Cosmopolitan or anyone featured in the pictures.
Bebe on the cover of Cosmos October issue (Picture: Cosmopolitan/Rachell Smith)

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