Bebe Rexha has ‘never’ spoken to Eminem
Bebe Rexha has "never" spoken to Eminem.
The 27-year-old singer has admitted despite penning the song ‘The Monster’, which she "had to" give away to the 44-year-old rapper who collaborated with Rihanna on the track, the pair have never exchanged words not even once.
Speaking openly about her career in a Facebook Live chat with The Sun newspaper, the blonde beauty said: "I have never spoken to Eminem, I have never even spoken to him once. That’s the way the music business works, it’s very interesting."
And Bebe has admitted although she had to pass on her creative piece to another musician who would have a bigger success with the track, she was adamant her voice would still feature on the single even in the background because she was precious about her work and felt "selfish" towards her own artistry.
She explained: "Rihanna’s voice is on it, but I want to keep one part. I just turned 20, when you’re younger you are selfish, and I see now that song has opened so many doors for me. At that time I didn’t have a record deal. I sang that song to record labels and they said ‘Monsters under my bed, voices inside my head. Yeah right, nobody is ever going to want to listen to that. That sounds like a flop to us.’ Literally I had someone tell me that. So, I think at that time I had no choice but to give the song away, because I had, number one, no money and no record deal."
However, Bebe – real name Bleta Rexha – has admitted she wouldn’t be adverse to working with the ‘Slim Shady’ hitmaker or the 28-year-old ‘Work’ vocalist because she has "a lot" of respect for the pair.
She said: "I have a lot of respect for Eminem and Rihanna, because they’re both very real in their music. Even though it’s popular music. I’ve been in the music business for ten years now, but to the world I’m relatively new. It’s awesome how people come to my shows and they know about my story and how I was a songwriter at first."