The 2019 Grammy Awards were undeniably huge for Bebe Rexha. The rising star was nominated in two categories but still struggled to find a dress for the big day. In an Instagram post, the singer revealed that she had her team reach out to a number of designers, but a lot of them passed on making her a gown because of her size.
“You’re saying all the women in the world that are a size eight and up are not beautiful and that they cannot wear your dresses,” she said in the video. “So to all the people who said I’m thick and I can’t wear your dress, f**k you, I don’t want to wear your f***ing dresses.”
According to People, Rexha is between a size six and eight (the average American woman is between a size 16 and 18). Not to mention, she’s beautiful, down to Earth and one of the night’s highest-profile newcomers. Following her Instagram statement, Jeremy Scott, Christian Siriano, and Karl Lagerfeld reached out to help dress the star. She ended up going with a red Monsoori princess gown that could not be ignored.
“I want to have a Cinderella moment: I want it [the dress] to be so hard to walk in. I can’t believe that I am finally nominated for a Grammy, two Grammys! For me this is my Cinderella moment,” she told E! News (via People).