Bebe Rexha is in attendance for the VMAs despite her TikTok video that had many concerned.
The “I’m Good (Blue)” singer, who is nominated at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, revealed in a TikTok video on Monday that she was unsure if she would be attending Tuesday’s ceremony due to anxiety from the past and concerns that many would comment on her weight.
“I don’t know if I’m going to go tomorrow,” Rexha said. “I do have an outfit. It is cute. And I do want to wear my dress, and I do really want to go to celebrate my nomination and my friends’ nominations, but I do feel like anxiety gets the best of me.”
In the video, Rexha said while she is “very grateful and blessed to be able to be invited to these award shows,” she is occasionally fazed by public criticism, especially when it comes to her physical appearance.
“I am so anxious and stressed about going on the red carpet and I guess people talking about my weight, ’cause I’m not really loving myself right now,” Rexha said. “I am not really feeling like the bad (girl) that I usually am.”
The “Meant to Be” songstress said she wanted to open up about her anxiety because “everybody has these days and nobody ever feels perfect.”
“I wanted just to talk about this because I meet a lot of people and a lot of times they’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, I love how you’re all about body positivity and confident.’ Let me tell you: Right now, I’m not feeling so confident.”
As of late, Rexha shared that she will be in attendance at the MTV VMAs, which are being held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The singer is also serving as a presenter during the awards ceremony.
This isn’t the first time that Rexha has spoken out against body scrutiny. In an April X post, Rexha reacted to the apparent fascination over her weight online.
“Seeing that search bar is so upsetting,” Rexha wrote, along with a screenshot of the search result on TikTok “bebe rexha weight.” Rexha also shared that her ex-boyfriend made comments about her weight, to which she ended the relationship over. There has been no word on if the two will be getting back together.