Bebe Rexha is showing her allegiance to the butt-cutout trend. At the MTV VMAs in Newark, NJ, on Sept. 12, the singer walked the pink carpet in a black leather dress featuring two skin-baring holes on her backside — one on each cheek. The body-hugging gown also came with a long black horse tail trailing down the back, and the bustier bodice featured pointy cone-shaped cups à la Madonna. Rexha struck a series of playful poses to show off every angle of the daring design, which hails from London-based fashion label The Uncommonist.
Working with stylist Emily Evans, Rexha accessorized with dazzling vintage jewelry, including emerald and diamond chandelier earrings and two diamond bracelets. She finished her look with black platform heels, blush pink nails, and a sleek middle part hairstyle.
Just one day before the VMAs, Rexha shared how she was considering skipping the award show due to “not feeling so confident.” “I am so anxious and stressed about going on the red carpet and people talking about my weight,” she said in a TikTok video. “I’m not really loving myself right now. I’m not really feeling like the bad b*tch that I usually am.” She asked her followers to drop “any motivational tips or tricks” in the comments to help her overcome the self-doubt, and they certainly came through. Rexha showed up looking like a total bombshell ready to celebrate her best collaboration nomination, potential body-shamers be damned.
Rexha’s booty-exposing dress wasn’t the only revealing look of the night at the VMAs. Naked dresses were a popular pick this year, repped by stars including Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, and Tinashe on the pink carpet. Shakira also showed some skin in an open-back gown covered in sequins, while Taylor Swift put her legs on display in an edgy high-slit Versace dress.
Check out Rexha’s sultry look ahead, and then see every other VMAs pink carpet dress that blew us away this year.