AceShowbiz - Bebe Rexha didn't like how the audience responded when she took the stage at Spotify's pre-Grammy event honoring rising newcomers on Thursday night, February 7. Learning that the crowd didn't even sing along to her Florida Georgia Line hit collaboration "Meant to Be", the songstress paused her set to curse them.
After ordering her band to stop playing, she began her rant, "This song was No. 1 for 50 f***ing weeks. You know what? I work too f***ing hard for this bulls**t, okay?" Bebe then turned to look at her mother, who attended the event, and said, "My mom is like, 'Please calm down.' I love you, mom. I'm calming down."
"I worked too hard for this moment," she continued. "I'm from Staten Island, New York, and I'm standing on this stage right here at Spotify, thank you very much. Call me whatever the f**k you wanna call me. 'Cause I'm a girl? Yes. I'm a big b***h right now. Go ahead! You're gonna sing the f***ing words if you know the f***ing song. I don't care."
Having said enough, Bebe then asked the band to start the performance. Fortunately for her, the audience's reaction was better during her second try.
Besides Bebe, other acts who graced the stage Hammer Museum in Los Angeles included Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith and Chloe x Halle. While the British songstress belted out some of her hits like "New Rules" and "IDGAF", the Beyonce Knowles-mentored duo performed six songs such as "Hi Lo", "Cool People" and "The Kids Are Alright".
H.E.R. a.k.a. Gabi Wilson, who is nominated for five Grammys including Album of the Year, closed out the night by performing four songs. Among them was the fan favorite "Focus", which is nominated for Best R&B Song. "I am so excited to be here. This is a major week for me," she said.
Hosted by Alicia Keys, the annual 61st Grammy Awards will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10.