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Bebe Rexha Sings “Hey Mama” Acoustic Style

She sings Nicki’s verse then the chorus.

Bebe Rexha Sings "Hey Mama" Acoustic Style

Bebe Rexha debuted her version of David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” sans Nicki Minaj & Afrojack, and it’s stunning.

Not many people knew Rexha sang the chorus on Guetta’s popular track off his record Listen, but the 25-year-old is setting the record straight. She released an acoustic version of the song she co-wrote and it’s a brilliant, revitalizing rendition of the mega-popular monster track. She takes over Minaj’s opening verse before handling the chorus stripped of electro production and heavy beats.

“It’s tough hearing your voice on the radio, on a chorus, and knowing that people think it’s another artist,” she told Billboard in April. “It’s cool, and I see how fast it’s growing, but I think it will get people talking anyway. I’m just blessed to be a part of it, and that hopefully my voice will start becoming instilled in people’s brains. When my own stuff gets going, I’ll sound familiar to them.”



She adds: “we talked about it — I actually emailed Guetta about it. I really wanted to be featured on it, because, you know, I’ve been signed and dropped, and now signed a second time, so it’s been hard. What ended up happening was that it looked like a lot of names on the title, so they wanted to keep as many low features as possible. That’s what I was told, and it makes sense to me. I guess more than two [featured] names don’t look good on the radio.”

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