I think in a lot of situations I had got songs stolen from me, or treated badly.
– Bebe Rexha
If you can’t find dry shampoo, baby powder is great.
It’s a very hard industry, and it’s very cold. It’s loving for when you have a hit record, but when you don’t have anything going on, there’s really not much support.
I think what people get confused about is that they want to label me as this EDM girl, but a lot of this stuff is genre-less.
I had a moment where I was like, ‘I’m so tired of waiting for other people to accept me.’
I love what TLC did with the baggy pants. I love a lot of throwbacks.
It’s tough hearing your voice on the radio, on a chorus, and knowing that people think it’s another artist.
I think, especially in pop culture, we’re brought up to think that a normal pop star is this pretty, well-kept-together girl.
Life is hard. It is. And it’s like, I don’t want anybody feeling any pain.
When I first was a part of ‘The Monster,’ I really wanted to put it out under my name, but no record label thought it was good enough – until Eminem liked it.
I’ve been in the room or watched artists walk in who don’t write, and you can’t figure out what they really want.
I think that the music industry is such an interesting place, and there are so many situations that people don’t know about.
I don’t judge people on their personal lives.
I view myself as a male artist.
You get to the point where you’re like, ‘I’m just doing me, and if people don’t like it, then it is what it is.’
My music is a little dark, and my lyrics are a little darker. Every day, I’m fighting towards the light.
I will always, forever, write songs, and wherever they’re meant to be is where they’ll be.
I have a lot of respect for Eminem and Rihanna. They are both very real in their music.
I just respect Kanye as an artist.
Music changes so fast, and we’re in a singles market.
I’m constantly hydrating my hair.
It’s weird to me when an artist comes in, and the label says, ‘We want him to sound like Chris Brown,’ but he says he wants to sound like Sean Paul. There’s a huge disconnect – it’s like we’re making a product.
I just don’t let music genres define me.
I never thought of myself as a songwriter. I was just an artist writing songs, and they just happened to get placed.
If you’re in a dark place, you’re there for a reason. And the only way to get through to those kids or to other people going through the same thing is really to meet them in that dark place and then slowly bring them to the light.
What you start learning is that to get over a breakup, you kind of have to live through the emotions and not run away from it because then it lasts longer.
It must be so hard trying to figure yourself out in this industry. Justin Bieber has hit rock-bottom with everyone watching him; that is just so tough.
It’s one thing if you write a song and somebody else sings it because you give the OK. But if your voice is on something and you don’t get the credit, it’s kind of hard.
I was very obsessed with my music, and I think that, as a young girl, I really wanted to get into this business, and I don’t think my parents really knew how to protect me.
I want to release six songs, let people listen to those, let them chill for a second, do a tour, release another six songs, chill for a second and then take my favorite four, put them on the album, and add some more.