Sometimes you have to speak the truth. Bebe Rexha followed that advice when she posted about a married football player who tried texting her. She made it clear she found this behavior unacceptable.
Friday, the singer shared to her Instagram story, asking her followers if they have a guy who comes in and out of their lives.
She followed it up with a screenshot of the message she received from the unnamed athlete.
After redirecting the football player to public events, her Instagram story had her calling on him to be better. She posted about not being a cheater and being there for your family.
This had many on board.
Never heard of her, but she was right for turning him down and should have screen shot the text.
— Jane Doe (@JDoe96742547) December 29, 2018
What we would expect of a Queen 🖤🎊. But are we EVER gonna get to see the live on Honda Stage that you deleted?? 💀
— 💜🖤 | Bemi_Rexhvato | 🖤💜 (@BlemetriaRexh) December 30, 2018
Good for her.
— Chronic_Complainer (@Umadmindyabizns) December 29, 2018
I don't know who she is, but I admire her for doing this!
— Sue Jones (@SueJone28712216) December 29, 2018
Lol I bet you got every married ball players wife looking thru his phone
— Songa (@Songa85490334) December 29, 2018
He wanted to tap her….
— Greek God (@BongosGod) December 29, 2018
Her Instagram story continued with her saying not to text her “hey friend” if you’re a married man. She ended with a poll for her followers about whether men can do that.
This is where some people disagreed.
I get upset when people think a married person cannot still have friends of the opposite sex. That is caveman mentality. Trust is key. Also, if he was texting her, he had her number. I really like bebe. But maybe this is a publicity stunt.
— Kat a.k.a CleoKatra 84 (@potts_kate) December 29, 2018
You normally don’t just text complete strangers out of the blue something like that. How did he even get her number? Sounds to me like there was an ongoing line of communication between the two.
— Micheal Powers (@Micheal55852606) December 29, 2018
Because “hey friend” is definitely what makes me think a guy is trying to hook up 🙄🤷🏼♀️
— Sarah (@sj1colorado) December 30, 2018
Yea, the xo sends mixed messages! Loved her statement but she should have left it at that!
— Gardengirl (@gardengirlfcm) December 30, 2018
but she responded ‘Xo’ 🙄
— Marika 🍂 (@marikascloset) December 29, 2018
There isn’t much to go on. Plenty of football players are married, and she doesn’t say if he’s in the NFL or some other league. At the moment, there’s no way to tell if this man was genuinely trying to cheat or if he was reaching out in friendship.
However, Rexha has asked to be undisturbed, especially by married men, and that is a decision to be respected.
Of course, not everyone can focus on the right point here.
The most alarming this about all this is that she let her phone down to 8%. The horror!!
— Hearts & Healing for the Homeless (Pittsburgh) (@AmstoneCraig) December 29, 2018
Snitches get stitches😂☠️
— Benny (@machariabenny) December 30, 2018
*researches every football player with 3 kids
— pop culture fanatic (@popmedialegend) December 30, 2018
Rexha has spoken before about her difficulty forming friendships in her industry. In an interview with People Magazine, the singer said:
“I think everybody only hangs out with you based on levels. That sounds terrible. But people who wouldn’t talk to me a year ago, two years ago now want to hang out. I don’t like that.”
Luckily, she does have positive relationships to help her.
“What keeps me grounded is my family. My mom came out for a few days. I have my brother sell merch for me. He’s my bulls*** detector. If I do anything wrong or messed up, he’ll keep me in check; I keep my family around, and they keep me in check.”