Bebe Rexha Opens Up About Sexual Misconduct From Music Producers
Bebe Rexha recalled a number of horrifying experiences she had with sexually inappropriate music producers in a latest interview.
“I felt like I used to be going to get raped,” she mentioned of 1 encounter.
On Monday, the “Final Hurrah” singer recalled the sexual misconduct she endured throughout her rise to fame in an interview revealed in Cosmopolitan UK.
“Once I first bought to LA, I labored with a really massive producer,” Rexha mentioned.
“He put me in a room with a number of different songwriters and engineers who all appeared excessive [on drugs]. One author walked in and mentioned, ‘Hear — you don’t have any hits, however I’ve hundreds, so I’m going to go downstairs and celebration with my associates and also you’re going to jot down a tune, report the vocals and edit it. That can be our tune that we wrote collectively.’”
The 30-year-old went on to explain one other producer who would “come into the studio and therapeutic massage my ft.”
“One time he tried to go above my knees and was getting a little bit tough, [so] I pulled my ft away,” she defined. “He mentioned, ‘Nah, I’m going to do what I would like.’ However I used to be raised to by no means let somebody contact my physique if I don’t need them to.”
That very same producer would, allegedly, later have his assistant name Rexha to inform her he needed to purchase the star a sundress for her to put on with out underwear.
“He’s actually well-known,” Rexha advised the publication, earlier than including that her former managers implored her to ”‘simply work with him, you want successful tune.’”
One more producer’s habits shook Rexha to her core a lot that she walked out on him.
“There was one evening. I used to be alone within the studio and a [different] producer had a gaggle of 5 or 6 guys with him. I had heard issues about him from his previous and I simply couldn’t take it any extra. I felt like I used to be going to get raped,” she defined.
“I quietly referred to as myself a taxi from the recording sales space, which was enclosed, and I bought the f**okay out of there. It was the worst evening ever,” she mentioned.
The pop star additionally notably name-dropped producer Dr. Luke, aka Lukasz Gottwald, who has been embroiled in a authorized battle pertaining to sexual assault, employment discrimination and extra with Kesha since 2014. Gottwald has denied the allegations.
Rexha mentioned that Gottwald flew her out to LA for her massive break. Had it not been for Kesha’s mom, Rexha mentioned, she might have seen much more hassle.
“I used to be scared that might have been my scenario. I bear in mind being at a cocktail party with [Kesha and her mother, Pebe Sebert]. Her mother got here as much as me and whispered, ‘Don’t do it.’ She was speaking about working with Dr. Luke. The music business is usually a darkish place, and she or he might have been attempting to cease me from getting in her daughter’s manner. However I listened and truthfully? Trusting her was the perfect factor I ever did,” mentioned Rexha.
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