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Bebe Rexha Slams Male Music Executive Who Claimed She's "Too Old to Be Sexy"

The "Meant to Be" singer-songwriter shut down sexist ageism on Instagram.

Bebe Rexha is shedding light on what it means to be sexy—at any age and in any industry.

Yesterday, singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha posted on Instagram to vent about a male music executive who told the 29-year-old that she was "too old to be sexy." In the black and white photo, the artist posed in a bra and underwear, celebrating her body, which she paired with a lengthy caption.

"I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was 'confusing,'" Rexha wrote. "Because… I'm a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that's not what female songwriters are suppose [sic] to do, especially for my age. I'm 29."

She continued, "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."

While Rehxa turns 30 on August 30th, she isn't "running away from it." If anything, she's embracing every part of her age, whether that's through her music or how she presents herself.

Later on Monday, the two-time Grammy nominee took to Twitter, sharing her post about the unnamed male music executive.



Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the New York City native had to clap back at judgmental, sexist trolls. Back in June, Rexha shut down social media haters who were body-shaming her, calling her "tubby."


Bebe Rexha will probably not be the last to shed light on the never-ending ageist sexism in the entertainment industry. Other female performers use their voices to reclaim and reset the unrealistic standards applied to women, specifically when it comes to how they look. Hopefully, the time will come when men like this unnamed executive will be silenced.

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On This Day: Shakira Liberated Everyone's “She Wolf”

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

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11 years ago, on July 10th, 2009, Colombian singer Shakira released the first single off her third studio album.

"She Wolf" is a synth-pop banger built on a B minor progression. It was, in many ways, an insane song, born out of the singer's own frustration and ennui.

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

Though the music was composed by John Hill and Sam Endicott, lead singer of post-punk band The Bravery, the lyrics were all Shakira's own. "[Shakira] contacted him (Hill), asking if he had any stuff," said Endicott. "We never had her in mind. We just made the thing independently of her, and then she liked it a lot, and she sang over it. She used some of the melodies we put in there and then wrote these crazy lyrics about being a werewolf. And that's how it happened."

Shakira - She Wolf www.youtube.com


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