Bebe Rexha is standing up for her dad after kind of throwing him under the bus.
The “Meant to Be” singer, 29, shared a screenshot last week of a disparaging conversation with her father, Flamur Rexha, following the release of her risque music video for “Last Hurrah.”
In the text message posted to her Instagram Story, Rexha’s dad told the singer that he was “very upset” with her, comparing the visuals in her video to X-rated material.
“You better stop posting stupid pornography because you make me sick,” Flamur said in a message to his daughter, which was obtained by E! News. “I can’t take this anymore.”
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Flamur added that he was “embarrassed to go into public,” prompting Rexha to write: “My dad hates me.” She included a face-palm emoji.
Her dad’s message didn’t sit well with fans who accused the patriarch of slut-shaming his own daughter. “Just because he’s (your) dad, doesn’t mean he can disrespect u,” one user tweeted, while another added: “We know that’s your father but you’re a grown woman that can do what she wants, that was extremely rude and uncalled for as a parent.”
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Rexha deleted the screenshot following the backlash and took to Twitter to defend her father: “Don’t say mean things about my dad please he is an amazing father.”
“My dad is not a bad guy. I should of never have posted that screenshot,” she wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. “I’m disappointed in myself. I was being sarcastic. I understand where he is coming [from] as a father and that’s why the text was a bit harsh. I am upset that he still isn’t speaking to me, but he is still my father.”
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Apparently, Rexha’s dad isn’t the only one who has a problem with her “Last Hurrah” music video. YouTube flagged the footage as “sensitive.”
“I am woman who is living unapologetically. I’m not gonna be made to feel bad about making ART,” the singer wrote in a tweet. “And yes art to me is my beautiful ass out, boys kissing boys, girls kissing girls, crosses on my body. IF A MALE RAPPER PUT OUT THAT VIDEO OUT IT WOULD BE FINE.”
She continued: “The only person I would apologize to for this video is god if I offended him in any way. But I wrote this song with a pure heart. And wanted to portray how We are all fighting our temptations. No one is perfect. Thats why we turn to god. God created sex. And I like sex.”
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