Bebe Rexha's "You Can't Stop the Girl" Is the Empowering Anthem You've Been Waiting For
The music video features strong women from all walks of life.
Bebe Rexha has often turned to social media to stand up for female empowerment. Case in point: That time she shared an unedited bikini pic and gave us all a much-needed dose of body positivity, or when she clapped back at a music exec who said she was "too old" to be sexy. Now, the 30-year-old Grammy-nominee is using her music and voice to bring women even closer together through her new single "You Can't Stop the Girl."
The new hit is from Disney's highly anticipated movie, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which hits theaters this Friday. The song itself is as empowering as the name suggests and was inspired by Rexha's love and awe for tennis queen Serena Williams. "I actually wrote the song in the studio, and it was around the time when Serena Williams wore her tutu during one of her games," Rexha told Entertainment Tonight in an interview last month. "It actually really inspired me because I was like, 'Wow… she is a badass.'" (Related: Bebe Rexha Revealed She's Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder)
Given Rexha's inspiration, it makes sense that the song's music video focuses on the power of sport, too. It features Rexha wearing a Lululemon Define Jacket (Buy It, $128, lululemon.com), lacing up her sneakers, and leading a group of female runners through the streets of L.A. as fireworks explode in the background. The women themselves are of all different shapes, sizes, races, ethnicities, and abilities. Together, they're empowering women to realize that they are "strong," "brave" and unstoppable like "tornados", no matter what the world might throw their way.
Rexha was thrilled with the video and took to Instagram earlier today to share what this song means to her. "You are capable of anything and everything," she wrote alongside a clip of the video. "Thank you to these amazing girls for running with me and supporting me." (Related: The Four Exercises Bebe Rexha Uses to Strengthen Her Butt and Thighs)
You can watch the powerful anthem in the full clip below: