Bebe Rexha has called out comments made to her by a “male music executive,” posting a lengthy rebuttal about age and sexuality that’s been applauded across the internet.
“I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was ‘confusing,’” Rexha wrote on Monday. “Because... I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29.”
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The “Meant To Be” singer went on to decry the double standard of aging put on men and women saying, “I’m tired of women getting labeled as ‘hags’ when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age.”
Rexha turns 30 at the end of August, and has committed to being truthful and embracing age. “I’m not running away from it. I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound ‘younger’” she continued. “I’m gonna celebrate my age because you know what, I’m wiser, I’m stronger and TRUST ME I’m a much better lover than I was 10 years ago.”
The post immediately drew support from other artists including Taylor Swift who wrote, “Drag them. 29 year olds unite." “Let em kno mama” commented Lauren Jauregui.
“You are beautiful, getting sexier with age and your talent SINGS for itself” added Rita Ora. “Keep making those rules.”
Rexha is celebrating her 30th birthday like any good songwriter would, dropping a song on her birthday on August 30 called, “Not 20 Anymore.”
“Not a single just a treat” she says.
You might remember, Bebe has plenty of experience calling out haters. In January she revealed that designers were refusing to dress her for the GRAMMYs because she’s a size 8. “Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less than by their size,” she clapped back.
Rexha was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her work on “Meant To Be.”