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.
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.
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.
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