Bebe Rexha aspires to be like Kanye West
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 June 2016
Bebe Rexha has revealed she aspires to be the next Kanye West and is more influenced by her male counterparts than female pop stars
Bebe Rexha wants to be the next Kanye West.
The 26-year-old pop singer has revealed she's more inspired by male hip hop artists than her peers including Nicki Minaj - who features on her latest single 'No Broken Hearts' - and feels "fearless" just like the 'Bound 2' hitmaker.
She said: "I view myself as a male artist.
"I'm very tomboy and I'm inspired by hip hop artists.
"I want to be Kanye and do what he does musically. I'm very fearless."
Meanwhile, the blonde beauty - who originally wrote Eminem and Rihanna's song 'Monster' for herself - says growing up in New York has made her thick-skinned and able to stick up for herself.
She told Britain's Metro newspaper: "When you grow up in New York, you're female and your parents come from a different country [Albania], you have to toughen up and be like one of the boys."
The 'Me, Myself & I' singer also opened up about receiving unnecessary attention from the opposite sex in the music industry and how she once refused to go into the studio with a producer after he inappropriately touched her.
She revealed: "A very big producer - he's done a lot of big songs - started massaging my leg [once] and then he was like, 'I would love to buy you a sundress'.
"I had a team around me at the time who were like 'Do the session, you need a hit song.'
"But I got up, called a cab and I got the f**k out of the studio.
"I refuse to sit here and have someone sexually harass me, f**k this dude.
"I've had situations where producers would be like 'Could you meet me? Take the train, don't tell you parents'. "