For the first time, Bebe Rexha was nominated for a Grammy! As most artists do, she reached out to a few designers to design a dress for her to wear to the big event.
Bebe took to Instagram to explain how she was shut down by multiple designers for being “too big”.
“A lot of times artists will go and talk to designers, and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right?” she explained. “You go to any big designer. 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.’ Literally, I’m ‘too big.'”
“If a size 6/8 is ‘too big’ then I don’t know what to tell you,” Rexha said. “Then I don’t want to wear your f—ing 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. To all the people that said that I’m thick and I can’t wear [your] dresses, f— you, I don’t want to wear your f—ing dresses.”
She captioned the post, “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. 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.”
This makes me so upset. Women should not have to fit a mold to be considered beautiful. I’m so happy she spoke out about this and from the looks at it if you peep the comments, you’ll find words of encouragement from ladies Demi Lovato and Tove Lo. Girl Power is real.