Who was Bebe Rexha's secret gay partner? Singer talks about female celebrity romances and 'fluid sexuality'
Bebe Rexha says, she 'can't be that perfect pop girl', so she does what she wants including indulging in all-consuming love affairs with female celebrities. Rexha who is in an official relationship with filmmaker Keyan Safyari shares tidbits on her past gay romances which were 'emotional'.
Rexha also openly talks about her interpretation of sexuality saying, “I try to keep one thing personal to me. But I consider myself fluid. Until I find ‘the one,’ I can’t just say what I am. I just want to find someone I love and who loves me – and I don’t care if that’s a boy or a girl", GayTimes reported. She adds, "What I believe about sexuality is this: it’s a scale.”
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Who is Bebe Rexha's secret gay partner?
In the GayTimes interview, Bebe Rexha said, “Have I gone out with girls before? Yes. Have I dated girls? Yes, I have. And famous ones, but I’m not naming them. Even though people would be living for it – no!” She then quickly chimed in with, “Have I fallen in love with a girl before? Yes!” before gushing, “but right now, I’m in a relationship with a guy.”
Speaking about relationships, Rexha shared that she feels attracted to whoever inspires her. Speaking on female romances, Rexha noted, “when I’m in a relationship with a girl, it’s just too emotional. The power… I personally cannot deal with that.” She said that while she understands why some people choose or prefer to label themselves “gay”, “bi” or “straight”, her own journey has been more complicated.
The 'I'm Gonna Show You Crazy' crooner, getting to know herself and whom she is attracted to was a journey in itself. “It’s just so hard because everybody wants to put people in boxes and I don’t like boxes, as you can tell with my music,” she said. “Like, I don’t like boxes whatsoever.”
Previously, Rexha received criticism after she appeared in Rita Ora's 'Girls' featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX. The LGBTQ community found the song to be 'damaging' and 'regressive,' especially with its lyrics where the song goes, “red wine, I just wanna kiss girls” portraying an age-old trope about bisexuality being something women only choose to participate in if they are feeling adventurous on dance floors.
Ora defended the song saying, the track has been a documentation of her own “truth” and is “an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life.”
Rexha also responded to the backlash where she said to EW, “My sexual life is nobody’s business,” and added, “But we’re singing a song about kissing girls and that remains true to who I am. It’s the life that I live and it’s honest to me.”
Speaking of sexuality and coming out, Rexha shared in the interview of GayTimes, “I’ve had friends who had a relatively easy coming out – my best friend, he doesn’t give a fuck, everybody knew from the top [that he was gay] and didn’t even ask him.” She continued, “But I’ve also had friends who tried to tell their parents and they didn’t really get it, and I can’t imagine what that is like.”
She said that how her music has been able to help and comfort the queer fans came as a surprise to her. “Like, I didn’t realize my music could do that, that it actually could give people strength,” she admitted.
Bebe Rexha's second album 'Better Mistake' was released on May 7 which will be another honest representation of Rexha's thoughts, she told People. She said, "The whole album is based off of actual insecurity. My mental health, self-love, me sabotaging everything in my life, am I good enough for this relationship? [...] It was really just taking the real-life stuff that I'm going through, which is really important for me to write about."
Talking about album's genre, she revealed: "There's still guitar, but there's a lot of hip-hop in it, but it's still pop. And there are some really pop records. It's not really dance music, but you can bop to it. But when you listen to it, it's really a body of work. And we worked really hard sonically to make sure that everything leads into one another, and it sounds like body of work instead of just having a playlist."
After the album dropped, she tweeted, "I can’t believe this moment is finally here… my album #BetterMistakes and the #BreakMyHeartMyself music video with @travisbarker are out everywhere now!!!"
I can’t believe this moment is finally here… my album #BetterMistakes and the #BreakMyHeartMyself music video with @travisbarker are out everywhere now!!!— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) May 7, 2021
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