Bebe Rexha Shuts Down Plastic Surgery Rumors: 'I've Never Had My Butt Done'
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Not only has Bebe Rexha not had plastic surgery, but she says she's "scared to go under the knife."
The 29-year-old singer covers the June issue ofHealth, and inside the magazine, she sets the record straight on plastic surgery rumors.
"I think it's funny," she says, adding that a stylist friend of hers will report back that clients have accused her of butt implants. "I've never had my butt done. I've never had my nose done. Actually, I have a deviated septum, and I keep getting sinus infections, and I’m scared to get that [fixed]. I'm scared to go under the knife -- I don’t want it to mess up my nose!"
"If I got work done, I would definitely say it. I definitely want to get my boobs lifted one day. If it makes me feel better and sexy? I'm like, do whatever you want," she adds.
It's been a journey to self-acceptance for Rexha, who admits she struggled with body image at times.
"Ever since I was little, I've been thicker. When I first got signed to one of my deals, my managers were like, 'Are you ready to get into boot-camp shape?' I was like, 'Sure! What does that mean?' They told me to lose 20 pounds, and it kind of messed me up," she explains. "I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments -- but I just started trying to be nice to myself and doing things every day."
"I walk around the house in just underwear and a bra. My therapist told me, 'You should walk around naked; it helps.' I'm like, 'I can't do that yet!'" Rexha jokes.
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The "Say My Name" singer says she's noticed a few pop stars who are "super thin," and while she used to thinner, she was "just miserable."
"I was always cold, never eating; I had no a**. Now I look at those pictures like, 'Oh my God, I was so skinny.' But I wouldn't go back there," she shares. "Even for this shoot…a lot of people would probably kill themselves working out... I've just been enjoying my life. Then I was kind of bummed because I weighed myself. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, dammit, I gained, like, six pounds, and I have my Health shoot!' But then I was like, 'You know what, when will I ever be ready?' That's just nonsense. I think you have to do what's best for you."
"I was hurt. There are a lot of showrooms that lend out dresses. And they're the meanest people sometimes. I shouldn't say that because now I'm probably never gonna get anything loaned to me. Some of them are incredible, but some are so gossipy. I made that [Instagram] video because I was upset," she expresses.
"It's hard [to date in the spotlight]. I think me being so outspoken scares a lot of guys. A lot of times, guys want a girl who's soft and reserved -- and that's not me. I have no filter. I'll say what I want. I don't have time for bullsh*t," says Rexha, who hasn't defined her sexuality, but calls herself fluid. "Right now, I want to be in a relationship, and I feel like I can't because I've worked so hard -- I don't want my attention to go to anything other than my career."