The young artist has sparked debate online over unhealthy body standards.
Grammy-nominated artist Bebe Rexha has voiced her frustration at fashion industry standards, stating that a number of designers she was hoping would dress her are unwilling to do so due to her size.
“So I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like the coolest thing ever,” Rexha said in an Instagram post.
“And a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet. So 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,” she added.
Rexha, who wears a US size 6-8 (UK 8-10), defended herself and all women who wear a size 8 and up, in the second part of her video.
"If a size 6/8 is too big, then I don’t know what to tell you," she continued. "Then I don’t want to wear your fucking dresses because that’s crazy ‘cause 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. So to all the people who said I’m thick and I can’t wear your dresses, fuck you, I don’t want to wear your fucking dresses.”
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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! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY
In the caption of her Instagram video, she singled out any designers unwilling to create options for all woman.
“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,” she said.
And it seems that her comments did not go down in vain, as later in her Instagram comments, Rexha got an offer from designer August Getty who said he'd dress her.
"You are beautiful!" the design house wrote. "Every woman of every size is beautiful! Just let me know when I should start sketching."