Bebe Rexha has revealed that she may not attend the MTV VMAs tonight (September 12).
The pop singer posted a TikTok video yesterday (September 11) about her reservations and how public scrutiny about her weight has affected her mental health.
Rexha began by saying “the VMAs are tomorrow and I can’t wait.” She went on to say that she felt “grateful and blessed” to be able to do what she loves and attend awards shows, adding that “criticism comes with the territory.”
But she said that “sometimes it comes to me, I am a person,” and although people often praise her “positive and confident,” at the moment she does not feel “so safe.”
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She said: “I’m so anxious and stressed about going on the red carpet, and I feel like people are talking about my weight, because now I don’t love myself. normally, and I think everyone feels so today, and no one ever feels perfect. And that’s why I wanted to make this video.
“I don’t know if I’m going tomorrow, I have a suit, it’s cute and I want to wear my dress and I want to celebrate my nomination and the nomination of my friends, but I feel anxiety taking over on me”.
The singer reached out to fans who have gone through similar experiences, and asked for “any motivational tips or tricks.”
Rexha is nominated for David Guetta’s ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ in the Best Collaboration category alongside artists such as Sharika and Karol G, Doja Cat and Post Malone and Selena Gomez and Rema.
Tonight’s ceremony will take place at 8pm ET (1am BST) at the famous Sobriety Center in New Jersey.
Taylor Swift, Doja Cat and SZA top this year’s VMA nominees list, which was revealed last month.
Swift leads with eight nominations, SZA has six and Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Sam Smith have five each. The entire group of artists is also up for this year’s Video of the Year category.
Earlier this year, Rexha was hit in the face with a fan’s phone, requiring stitches. The fan later said he thought it would be “fun.”
These types of incidents have become more frequent in recent months, and include P!nk, who was left confused after fans threw her dead mother’s ashes on her stage in London, to Harry Styles, who received a bug in the eye in Vienna. , and Ava Max, who ran into someone on stage during a concert in Los Angeles.
Drake also threw things at him three times. The first was a telephone, which a member of the crowd threw at him and hit him in the arm. The second was a vape pen, prompting the rapper to call the person responsible.
In the third place, a fan threw a book at the rapper while he was performing on stage.