Singer Bebe Rexha offered an inspiring message of empowerment after she revealed that multiple fashion designers declined to dress her for the upcoming Grammy Awards because she’s a size 8.
Rexha, who is nominated for two trophies, took to Instagram Monday declaring she had something to get “off her chest.”
“Sometimes artists will go in an talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right?” she said in a video. “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. Literally. And if a size 6/8 is too big, then I don’t know what to tell you.”
Rexha, 29, did not specify which designers rejected her request, but said that she wouldn’t want to wear their creations anyway.
“That’s crazy, you’re saying that all the women in the world that are a size 8 and up are not beautiful,” she said. “So all the people that said I’m thick and I can’t wear your dresses, f--k you, I don’t want to wear your dresses.”
The Brooklyn-born, Staten Island-bred singer quickly received messages of support from stars like Tyra Banks – and offers to dress her from designers like Sherri Hill and Christian Siriano.
“We have dressed @BebeRexha a few times and would love to do it again,” he wrote on Twitter.
Rexha is nominated at the Grammys this year for Best New Artist and for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her song “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line.
She wrapped her message by encouraging women of all shapes and sizes to love their bodies.
“Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less than by their size,” she wrote. “We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddddd my size 8 a-- is still going to the Grammys.”