“I’m not mentioning them!” Bebe Rexha talks about her ‘fluid’ sexuality as she teases a secret romance with a female celebrity
Bebe Rexha opens up about her ‘fluid’ sexuality, teasing a secret romance with an unnamed female celebrity in a new interview.
“What I believe about sexuality is this: it’s a scale,” said Bebe, who is currently dating 37-year-old American filmmaker Keyan Safyari. GayTimes in an article published Wednesday.
‘Have I dated girls before? Yes. Have I dated girls? Yes I have. And known, but I don’t mention them. Even if people lived for it – no! the 31-year-old pop star added.
“I’m not mentioning them!” Bebe Rexha talks about her ‘fluid’ sexuality as she teases a secret romance with a female celebrity (pictured last November)
Last year, Bebe defined herself as ‘fluid’ in a separate interview, saying, ‘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.’
The American singer ran into controversy in 2018 when she collaborated on Rita Ora’s song Girls – along with Charli XCX and Cardi B – which was criticized for its ‘tone deaf’ portrayals of same-sex attraction.
The lyrics of the song seemed to refer to Rita’s bisexuality, with lines like, ‘I’m 50-50 and I’m never going to hide it,’ while the chorus says the line, ‘Red wine, I just want to kiss girls. ‘
Slammed: Bebe got controversy in 2018 when she appeared on Rita Ora’s single Girls, which dealt with the theme of gay novels (the couple pictured in August 2018)
Flop: Some LGBTQ + critics said the song “ feeds the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women ” and both Rita and Cardi B ended up apologizing for taking offense.
In Cardi B’s verse, the rapper says, “ I could only be your lipstick for one night, ” which many found clumsy and lighthearted on social media.
As for Bebe, she sings, ‘You know I tamed it, then I named it / I put the lion in the cage and then I layed with / her all night (all night). ‘
American singer Hayley Kiyoko, who is a lesbian, slammed the song, writing, “ A song like this just feeds the male gaze while marginalizing the idea that women love women … I don’t need to drink wine to make girls. To kiss; I’ve loved women all my life. ‘
Hayley went on to say that the song, which flopped in the charts, “belittles and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community.”
While both Cardi B and Rita apologized for a possible crime, Bebe went the other way and then told Entertainment Weekly, “My sex life is no one’s business.”
Liquid: Bebe (pictured above with Doja Cat) has described her sexuality as ‘liquid’
The singer added: ‘But we sing a song about kissing girls and it stays true to who I am. It’s the life I live and it’s fair to me. ‘
Bebe also denied the idea that the song was trying to court controversy to generate a hit for Rita, saying, ‘That would be pretty f **** d-up. And I agree with where the critics are coming from [in that case]. Everyone can have their own opinion. ‘
People automatically went for the negative instead of saying, “Well, maybe these girls are kissing girls, maybe Bebe is bi.” You don’t know about my sexual orientation, so I felt disrespected. ‘
She went on to defend herself by saying, ‘I’ve kissed girls, you know what I’m saying? And I don’t do it because it’s fun or whatever. Do you have to be a full-on lesbian to put out a song about kissing girls? What if you are bi? Isn’t the point of supporting the LGBTQ community that you can love whoever you want and everything is fluid and non-judgmental? ‘
Girls were expected to be a big hit for Rita, although it didn’t eventually hit the Billboard Hot 100.
However, the song peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, reaching number 22 in the UK and number 1 in Belgium and Poland.