Bebe Rexha opened up to fans in an emotional TikTok and talked about her body image issues. The singer, who broke down crying during the video, said that she has gained a lot of weight and that she feels “disgusting.”
She said, “So it is the holidays and I know we’re all supposed to be, like, merry and like, ‘Yay, it’s the holidays,’ which I am … ish. I think I am the heaviest I have ever been. I weighed myself just now and I don’t feel comfortable sharing the weight cause I feel embarrassed.”
Rexha explained that when she feels bad about her body she doesn’t post as much on social media
“I just feel disgusting, you know, like in my own body,” said Bebe Rexha. She titled the video Honest Update and so far, it’s been liked over 156K times.
Bebe’s TikTok was posted just after the singer tweeted a comforting message to fans. On Dec. 21 she said, “To the person who is feeling down this holiday season, you got this, and you will get through. Sending you love.”
The singer has previously opened up about weight and body image and regularly shares body positivity messages on her social media. But the emotional video had a different feel. She admitted in the video that her lack of confidence comes from a place of hurt. She says she struggles sometimes to love herself.
Most recently, Bebe Rexha shared a video of herself wearing lingerie and dancing to Nicki Minaj’s Good Form. She posted the video on her social media in July and captioned it, “How much do you think I weigh? No one’s business. Cause I’m a bad b— no matter what my weight. But let’s normalize 165 lbs.”
Bebe has said that it took her years to accept her body. Last year, the Grammy nominee said that she decided to embrace her body after years of trying to look like the other celebrities who she saw in Hollywood. She says she always wanted to look like the popstars she idolized growing up.
She said, “As much as I tried to be that skinny pop-star, like the ones I grew up watching or see now, I can’t seem to do it in a way that feels natural or healthy. I like to eat. I work out. I drink water. I do my best. I follow the rhythm of my body. Even though it gets hard sometimes I show my body love.”
Since posting her video about her weight gain, many of Bebe Rexha’s fans have come out in support of the popstar. They left uplifting comments on her TikTok and shared their own challenges.
One person wrote, “numbers are JUST NUMBERS, pls don’t let them take a toll on your mental health. you are absolutely STUNNING on the inside and out. YOU GOT THIS.”
Another fan wrote, “this is probably the realest celebrity post I’ve ever seen,” while a third commenter said that she stopped weighing herself four years ago because she wanted to focus on her own happiness instead of the number on the scale.
Many of the comments thanked Bebe for sharing her story with women who struggle with body image.
The singer was credited as a song writer for Eminem’s single Monster and has written many of her own songs, including Me, Myself and I, I’m Gonna Show You Crazy, and Meant to Be.