Singer Bebe Rexha told she's 'too big' to be dressed by designers for awards night

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Singer Bebe Rexha at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Photo: Getty
Singer Bebe Rexha at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Photo: Getty

Bebe Rexha was "so depressed" when she was told she was "too big" to be dressed at the Grammy Awards.

The 30-year-old Meant To Be singer admits it "broke her heart" when she was told no designers would dress her for the music awards ceremony because she was a size eight.

"Honestly? People are saying you're too big to fit into their dresses. It broke my heart. I was so sad, so depressed. I felt like I was garbage,” she told Cosmopolitan magazine.

The musician explained this is what prompted her to leave the studio and go into the kitchen to record a video on her phone, in which she revealed the intense standards in the fashion industry.

“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 don't know what to tell you ... That's crazy.

“You're 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 don't want to wear your f***ing dresses.”

The musician has had to battle with comments about her weight her whole life and even when she got signed, she was told she had to lose a lot of weight very quickly.

She admits she starved herself before filming a music video during the early days of her career, and would have a female creative director telling her she wasn’t losing enough weight.

With reporting by Bang Showbiz.

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