Bebe Rexha shared a message on her Instagram handle on Monday.
The singer revealed a male music executive had recently commented to her that:
she was ‘too old’ to be sharing sexy photos on social media. Bebe is 29-years-old.
The hitmaker retaliated by sharing a very racy image of herself in lingerie for her 8.9M followers as she added in her caption that she was ‘tired of women getting quoted as hags when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age.’
She added: ‘There’s no age limit that you cannot be sexy.’
According to Bebe, the executive said posting sizzling photos not what ‘female songwriters are supposed to do.
She hit back at the pigeonholing in the entertainment industry and the culture that shames women for aging but praises men for doing the same. I make my own rules,’ she said. ‘I’m tired of women getting quoted as “hags” when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age.’
The New York City native stood her ground and ahead of her 30th birthday, later this month, she promised to stay true to herself and not make music simply because it would sell more.
‘Anyways, I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it,’
Bebe said. ‘I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound “younger.
”’ She continued saying that with age she has gained wisdom, strength, and skills in the love department.
‘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,’ she ended the post.
‘I’m not scared to speak out. Especially if it’s my truth,’ she said in a tweet.