Bebe Rexha has proven yet again that she will not conform to society’s ideals of beauty as she posted untouched photos of herself in a bikini—stretch marks and all.
“Vacay before the new year,” she captioned the photos posted on Sunday, December 29, wearing a black bra and a printed thong.
The outfit let the 30-year-old ‘Last Hurrah’ singer show off her toned midriff and her curvy thighs and backside.
To keep the snap, which showed Rexha sporting stretch marks along her upper thigh area, as real as possible, she also opted for a makeup-free look. It was a digression from her signature look which includes thick winged eyeliner.
Back in August, the singer shut down body shamers by sharing sexy selfies wearing nothing but a bra and thong, after a male executive told her that she was too old to share such pictures.
“I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was ‘confusing.’ Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are supposed (sic) to do, especially for my age (sic),” she captioned the photos at the time. “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 getting labeled as sexy with age.”
She also added that she planned on embracing her age when she turned 30 later that month.
“I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it,” she said. “I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound younger. I’m gonna celebrate my age because you know what, I’m wiser, I’m stronger and TRUST ME I’m a much better lover than I was 10 years ago.”
Her pictures were lauded by both her male and female counterparts. “You are beautiful, getting sexier with age and your talent SINGS for itself,” Rita Ora commented on the post. “Keep making those rules,” she added.
Taylor Swift posted, “DRAG THEM. 29 YEAR OLDS UNITE,” while Ne-Yo replied, “Amen mama”.