American singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha recently opened up about her struggles and how “tough” it’s been for her since she gained weight following her polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis.
Rexha lamented the constant public scrutiny of her body and pointed out that she “likes to eat” while stating that people shouldn’t be talking about other people’s weight because “you don’t know what somebody’s going through.
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Bebe Rexha Slams Fans’ Obsession With Her Weight Gain
In a candid and heartfelt interview on “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” pop sensation Bebe Rexha opened up about the challenges she faced after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and the harsh response she received regarding her weight gain.
The 33-year-old singer, known for her empowering anthems and fearless attitude, spoke out about the impact PCOS had on her mental well-being and her struggle with being in the public eye.
Her chat with Hudson began with the topic of her musical journey, where she revealed that she started writing songs at age 13. It soon changed to body positivity after Hudson asked her to recount an upsetting experience on social media.
Rexha then shared that she recently saw a comment on a TikTok video about her weight gain. “Listen, we’re in the public eye, so that’s bound to happen,” she said, per People magazine. “I was a lot thinner, and I did gain some weight — that comes with the territory. I’m not mad about it because it is true, but when you see things like that, it does mess with you.”
She added, “You don’t know what somebody’s going through, what they’re going through in their life, so it is tough. But I feel like we’re in 2023 … we should not be talking about people’s weight.”
‘I Struggle With My Weight
The “I’m Good (Blue)” singer shed light on her journey with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and the weight gain she experienced as a result. During a recent appearance on Gayle King’s show “Gayle King in the House,” Rexha opened up about her struggles and challenges while embracing her newfound body positivity.
PCOS, a hormonal disorder affecting millions of women worldwide, can lead to various symptoms, such as irregular periods, infertility, and weight gain.
In her heartfelt interview, Rexha revealed that she had often felt pressured to conform to societal beauty standards, but her PCOS diagnosis became a turning point in her life.
“I struggle with my weight, and I struggle with how I look, and it’s been tough for me. I just found out recently that I have PCOS, and many women have it. And many women have it and don’t know,” Rexha said. “It’s tough. I think I’ve been struggling with my weight, and I’ve been struggling with food forever.”
She went on to detail when she first got signed and was asked by the label to go into “boot camp shape” because she “had to lose weight.”
Bebe Rexha On Working With Dolly Parton On Her New Album
In an exciting collaboration that had fans buzzing with anticipation, Rexha joined forces with the legendary country music icon Dolly Parton for “Seasons,” off her third studio album “Bebe.”
The singer, known for her powerhouse vocals and hit songs like “Meant to Be” and “I’m a Mess,” expressed her admiration and gratitude for the opportunity to work with Dolly Parton. Rexha referred to the experience as a dream come true, stating that it was an honor to collaborate with such an influential and accomplished artist.
In a recent interview with People, she reflected on the creative process that brought about the single, noting that it was the record she’s most proud of.
“I’ve always wanted to work with Dolly Parton,” Rexha explained. “She is an inspiration to me, not just as an artist, but as a human — and a songwriter. She’s an incredible songwriter, and I was always so in awe of her because she’s able to write these incredible, massive songs for other artists and have her career. So, to be able to work with her was such a special moment.”
Bebe Rexha Is Preparing To Go On Tour
The Grammy-nominated singer is all set to embark on a highly-anticipated tour. The multifaceted pop sensation has meticulously prepared for this musical journey, promising to showcase her talent and unforgettable live performances.
Following the immense success of her chart-topping hits and collaborations with renowned artists, Rexha has undoubtedly become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
The tour, aptly named “Best F*n Night of My Life Tour,” will span several continents and feature an array of stunning venues, allowing fans worldwide to witness her electric stage presence firsthand.
In her interview with People, the singer talked about preparations for the tour and shared what she’s most looking forward to.
“I’m working on the show right now, and it’s so fun working on the visuals and the setlist. I’m putting older songs from ‘All Your Fault’ and ‘Expectations,’” she stated. “It takes everybody on a journey of all my music. What I’m excited about the most is feeling the fans’ energy. There’s a different connection when you perform live with drums, guitar, bass, piano, and dancers that fulfills me.”