After dropping her racy "Last Hurrah" music video on Feb. 21, Bebe Rexha's dad was far from thrilled about her actions
Bebe Rexha is proving her relationship with her family is thicker than blood.
Last week, the 29-year-old singer released the racy music video for her newest song “Last Hurrah”. Though Bebe was proud of the art accompanying her latest single, her father, Flamur Rexha, felt differently.
Sharing a screenshot of their text messages to her Instagram Stories recently, Bebe revealed that her dad was so disgusted with her image in the video and on social media that he felt it was comparable to pornography.
“You better stop posting stupid pornography because you make me sick,” Flamur critically texted his daughter, which was captured by E! News. “I can’t take this anymore”
Adding that he was “embarrassed to go in public,” Flamur reiterated that he was “very upset” with Bebe and he was in disbelief.
Over the text message, Bebe wrote, “My dad hates me,” along with a facepalm emoji.
After sharing the brutally-honest screenshot on her Instagram Stories, many fans came rushing to Bebe’s defense and criticized her dad for his harsh words.
Their comments prompted Bebe to quickly put an end to the situation and delete the screenshot from Instagram. The singer also defended her father’s reaction on Twitter, explaining that he is “not a bad guy,” and said she regretted publicly sharing the text.
“Don’t say mean things about my dad please he is an amazing father,” Bebe wrote in a since-deleted tweet, according to E! News. “I should of never have posted that screenshot. I’m disappointed in myself. I was being sarcastic.”
Bebe added that her father was justified in his “harsh” thoughts on the racy video, and though the pair weren’t currently talking, she would not allow anyone else to trash him.
“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,” she said.
On Tuesday, Bebe spoke to TMZ about the ordeal at the airport, as she prepared to go visit her father in New York, who she said hadn’t talked to her in two weeks.
“He didn’t like the video, the video is a lot,” she admitted to the outlet. “My fans are getting a little too intense, they’re saying some mean s— about my dad.”
“He might have said something a little heated in the moment, I feel dumb for showing the screenshot,” she acknowledged. “[But] I get him, I understand him. Don’t talk s— about my dad, that’s my father and he loves me.”
The “Last Hurrah” music video was dropped on Feb. 21, but shortly after its release, YouTube flagged the content as “sensitive.”
The video features a great deal of racy content, including dancers grinding, making out, sexual innuendos, and even a part where Bebe lies on a bed with crosses around her and “Daddy’s Angel” written across her crotch.
Following the news that the video had been flagged, Bebe shared her thoughts on Twitter and explained that she was in no way ashamed over the sexy content and argued about the double standards in music.
“I am woman who is living unapologetically. I’m not gonna be made to feel bad about making ART. And yes art to me is my beautiful a— out, boys kissing boys, girls kissing girls, crosses on my body,” she wrote. “IF A MALE RAPPER PUT OUT THAT VIDEO OUT IT WOULD BE FINE.”
“Trust me I bet people would rather go to a porn site to get off then watch my video. At least they will get full frontal on the porn site,” she joked.
The star added in a separate tweet, “If I would of known I would of put the rated r version of the video out, where the nun was smoking weed.”
In a final note, Bebe shared, “I wrote this song with a pure heart. And wanted to portray how We are all fighting our temptations. No one is perfect.”