Bebe Rexha is setting the record straight.
After rumours swirled that the singer went under the knife, she is telling her fans in an interview with Health magazine that those stories “are funny”.”
“I think the rumours are funny,” she said while gracing the June cover. “My friend’s a stylist, and he works with other people in the industry, and they’ve talked about my butt, not knowing he’s my best friend.”
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Our June cover star #BebeRexha is adamant about being herself. “When you’re your truest self, people really can feel it. People are craving real more than ever,” she says. On social media, she’s never been afraid to call it how she sees it—whether that means speaking openly about being bipolar or publicly slamming fashion designers who refused to dress her size-8 frame. “I made that [Instagram] video because I was upset,” Rexha explains. “Ever since I was little, I’ve been thicker.” The pressure to look a certain way has followed her throughout her career: “When I first got signed to one of my deals, my managers were like, ‘Are you ready to get into boot-camp shape?’ I was like, ‘Sure! What does that mean?’ They told me to lose 20 pounds, and it kind of messed me up. I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments—but I just started trying to be nice to myself and doing things every day.” . Tap the link in our bio for our full interview with the refreshingly honest singer, where she talks about mental health, learning to love her curves, and why she refuses to define her sexuality. (📸: @colienarentmeester)
“They’re like, ‘It’s so fake.’ And he’s like, ‘I’ve known this girl forever; that ass is not fake.’ I’ve never had my butt done. I’ve never had my nose done.”
The “Last Hurrah” singer does say though one day she might get plastic surgery to fix her deviated septum. “I keep getting sinus infections, and I’m scared to get that [fixed],” Rexha added. “I’m scared to go under the knife — I don’t want it to mess up my nose! If I got work done, I would definitely say it.”
Another thing she would consider is a breast lift.
“I definitely want to get my boobs lifted one day. If it makes me feel better and sexy? I’m like, do whatever you want.”
And the music industry is known for not being kind to the talent. “Ever since I was little, I’ve been thicker,” she said. “When I first got signed to one of my deals, my managers were like, ‘Are you ready to get into boot-camp shape?’ I was like, ‘Sure! What does that mean?’ They told me to lose 20lbs, and it kind of messed me up.”
Luckily for Rexha, a therapist has helped her work through her confidence issues. Everything from boxing, to “working out”, to walking “around the house in just underwear and a bra” has helped her mental health.
“My therapist told me, ‘You should walk around naked; it helps.’ I’m like, ‘I can’t do that yet!'”