Bebe Rexha Beats Anxiety as She Steps Out at MTV VMAs 2023, Hours After “may not attend” Talks for Gaining Weight

Published 09/12/2023, 7:51 PM EDT

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Bebe Rexha has risen as one of the most celebrated women in pop music in recent years. Rexha’s chart-topping success and unapologetic authenticity have managed to earn her a massive fanbase across the globe. This also makes her the music artist to look out for at award shows. Especially if the award show is MTV VMA 2023, known for celebrating music artists who are representative of authenticity and talent. However, Bebe Rexha shook many hearts just a few hours before the event rolled out its pink carpet as she stated she may not be attending.

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Rexha who dropped her third studio album ‘Bebe’ this year, consisting of record-breaking masterpieces such as ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ this year almost did not attend the MTV VMA 2023 because of her weight gain and the scrutiny that came with it. Almost.

Bebe Rexha wins against body shamers at the MTV VMA 2023

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This year, Bebe Rexha is nominated alongside David Guetta in the Best Collaboration category at the MTV VMAs 2023. However, due to body image issues, the singer opened up about having extreme anxiety, especially on the red carpet, to fans on her TikTok. But just when fans were beginning to mourn the absence of one of their favorite stars at the MTV VMA 2023, Bebe Rexha strutted across the carpet in a black bodycon dress adorned with confidence.

Bebe Rexha’s resilience shines as she defies body-shaming comments, confidently gracing the VMA 2023. The singer has opted for a simpler look than her previous award show outfits this time. But nonetheless, Bebe Rexha’s presence at the event was a clapback to all the haters.

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The MTV VMAs have always been synonymous with the celebration of talent and self-expression. This rings especially true as Bebe Rexha shuts her trolls by attending the event. It is also very reminiscent of what is considered one of the most iconic bits featuring Lizzo at the MTV VMAs 2022.

I’m Good singer pulls a Lizzo at the MTV VMA 2023

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There is truly no denying that MTV VMAs is one of the biggest nights of music all year round. However, it is also one of the biggest nights of pop culture altogether. From being the origin ground of the Kanye West vs Taylor Swift feud to most recently being Lizzo’s personal stage to stomp on her hater. As Bebe Rexha opens up about dealing with hate comments regarding her body just before VMA 2023, fans cannot help but think of Lizzo’s iconic style of calling out her hater at the VMAs last year.

Not only was it the fact that Lizzo stood up against her hater and remained confident in herself, but also the way she did it that made it the most iconic bit of the night. Although not in the same decibel, the same can also be said about Bebe Rexha, as she sends a silent slap to all those trolling her for her weight gain.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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