On February 10, Bebe Rexha will attend her first Grammys as a nominee for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. It’s a big night for her—and one that has come with an unexpected complication. Rexha says many designers have refused to dress her because she is a size 6/8 and considered “too big” to them.
Rexha posted an Instagram video where she detailed what was happening to her. “So I finally get nominated at the Grammys, and it’s like the coolest thing ever,” Rexha started. “And a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers, and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right? Like, you go to any big designer. 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, like, I’m too big.”
“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.”
In her caption, Rexha reiterated her point: “I’m sorry, I had to get this off my chest,” she wrote. “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 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.”