Bebe Rexha is 29 years old, and as you can see from that cleavage-framing blazer neckline and stripper nails, she’s based part of her personal brand on being sexy. As it turns out, putting all her money on sexy wasn’t a great move. At least according to a male music industry executive she once spoke to. Because according to that executive, Bebe is too old to be sexy.
On Monday, apropos of nothing, Bebe posted a black and white shot of herself in her underwear to Instagram, and explained her sexy, ageist plight in the caption. She claims that very recently, a male music executive told her that her brand was “confusing” and that she was too old for some of the pics she posts on social media. Bebe turns 30 in two weeks, and she says she’s going to keep being sexy, no matter what those age haters have to say about it.
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I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was “confusing.” Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29. I’m fed up with being put in a box. I make my own rules. I’m tired of women getting labeled as “hags” when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age. Anyways, I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it. I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound “younger.” 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.
Bebe’s post was applauded by other pop stars. Taylor Swift commented: “DRAG THEM. 29 YEAR OLDS UNITE,” while Rita Ora said: “My sexy songwriting queen. You are beautiful, getting sexier with age and your talent SINGS for itself. Keep making those rules.” A quick search through the comments didn’t yield anything that said, “Oh gross, please cover up your dusty geriatric business,” which leads me to believe that music executive doesn’t follow Bebe on Instagram.
Bebe is no stranger to calling out her personal haters. Earlier this year, she slapped at the fashion industry for saying she was “too big” to dress for the Grammys. I hope her next album is titled 2Big/2Old/2Unknown, because you just can’t pass up a branding opportunity like that.
But back to that music executive who told Bebe to stop being sexy. I wasn’t aware that the music industry had a hard and fast age cap on acting sexy on social media. Oh no, I hope no one tells that executive about Madonna. Someone better sit Madonna down and gently break the news that her 60-year-old boobs and ass are about to receive a cease and desist from the music industry.