Bebe Rexha has vowed to at all times have control over her music and look.
The singer-songwriter has penned hits for the likes of Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas and Eminem, in addition to had big success with 2017 tune Meant to Be, which featured vocals from nation duo Florida Georgia Line.
Whereas the music business is notoriously troublesome to navigate for younger ladies, Bebe has now opened up about how she made it her mission from the start to keep true to her beliefs.
“If I were ever put in a situation where I felt like I didn’t have creative control, then I just left no matter how big the person was,” she advised Euphoria journal. “If I’m in a situation where there’s no collaborative effort and someone tells me what to do, I’m out. I’ve been in really weird situations where I’ve looked like an idiot having walked away from a really big producer because I wouldn’t have them tell me who I need to be.”
Bebe went on to recall how music producers tried to pigeonhole her as only a songwriter when she first moved to Los Angeles.
Nonetheless, she is happy she caught to her weapons and continued to write and carry out, singling out the recognition of Meant to Be as proof that it’s potential to do each.
“I think Meant to Be is one of those very special situations – not to be corny about it – but it was written in the stars. It’s just so different (and) unexpected, and I think the best things in life are unexpected. I didn’t see Meant to Be having the success it did. I knew it was a special song, but I didn’t think it would be that big,” the 29-year-old smiled.
Bebe launched her debut studio album Expectations in June (18) and has acquired a nomination for Finest New Artist on the upcoming Grammy Awards, in addition to a nod with Florida Georgia Line for his or her joint monitor.