Bebe Rexha Brings Out G-Eazy at iHeartRadio Show, Talks 'Nice Dude' Louis Tomlinson & More

Bebe Rexha, 2017
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Bebe Rexha peforms at iHeartRadio LIVE presented by Forever 21 at iHeartRadio Theater on Aug. 7, 2017 in Burbank, Calif. 

Rexha performed at the live-streamed concert & chatted with Billboard ahead of Friday's "All Your Fault: Pt. 2" EP release.

"Oh my gosh, I'm here! Here we are!" Bebe Rexha gushed onstage Monday night at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California, for her live-stream concert promoting Friday's upcoming release of her All Your Fault: Pt. 2 EP.

"If I pass out, take me to In-N-Out," the singer joked to fans before diving headfirst into her performance of "Small Doses" for the small, yet very loud, crowd.

As Rexha told Billboard before the show, she was most excited "to celebrate music and see my fans," because she's been traveling and touring nonstop since the February release of the first All Your Fault EP. "I'm excited to see those people, to come together and just dance," she added, and she proved that onstage later in the night as she lost herself in the music and simply enjoyed the night with her fans, who challenge her every day by sharing how her music inspires them or tweeting at her "good morning, Bad Bitch." No surprise that the opening song of the night was "Bad Bitch," which set the no-nonsense tone of the evening.

No previously unheard songs from All Your Fault: Pt. 2 were performed at the iHeartRadio Theater show, so expect some surprises this Friday, as the second EP features Bebe's first country song. "I really love this song called 'Meant to Be' with Florida Georgia Line. It’s like the first country record that I’ve ever been a part of," Bebe shared with Billboard. "It helped me appreciate country music so much." Rexha says the upcoming EP shows off "all different sides of Bebe," from "pop chick" Bebe to hip-hop Bebe with Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz to country Bebe with FGL.

February's raw and emotional All Your Fault: Pt. 1 resonated with fans worldwide, even in Russia, where Rexha spent time in July for Europa Plus Live. No, she didn't drink too much vodka -- but she did bring back chocolates with Russian dolls on them, as she told Billboard.

The decision to break up the record into two parts is due to how people consume music nowadays, Rexha told us. "I think the music business is in a different place," she told Billboard. "We don’t buy hard copies anymore; we stream albums, we usually pick one or two of our favorite songs, and that’s all we listen to, and then we become obsessed with that." While accommodating that trend, she also "wanted to cut it in half because the songs are so different." Indeed, every single and every collaboration opens up some new creative doors for the singer, and the upcoming record is no different.

The newest Rexha song fans are excited about is "Back to You," her collaboration with One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Digital Farm Animals. Sadly, Tomlinson didn't make a surprise appearance at the live stream, though Rexha shared that she texted him beforehand wishing that he could. They recorded the song separately, and she was pleasantly surprised when she finally met Louis in person. "He seemed like a really cool guy -- no ego, very humble, like just a really easygoing guy," she shared with Billboard. "I didn't expect that -- not that I thought he was going to be an asshole, but he was just so cool, just like a nice dude you'd meet at a cafe."

Although she's now friends with Tomlinson, not every guy appreciates Bebe the way he should. One of the songs from the set, "Small Doses," was a shout-out to an ex who "blocked me on everything," as Bebe told KIIS-FM radio host Tanya Rad onstage. "Sometimes they say, 'Turn your mess into a message,'" added Tanya -- and indeed, Rexha did just that, as everyone goes through breakups and the song turned out to be a universal message for her fans.

And it's not just guys that make it a bumpy road for Bebe: Her former label also gave her trouble, as she details in "The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)," which is dedicated to those who "couldn't figure out how to make money." She later added, "I'm sorry I'm not Whitney Houston," before showing off her impressive vocals on "Hey Mama," a David Guetta track she co-wrote ?from 2015. 

Bebe's fans, the Rexhars, keep her going more than any guy or label ever could. Dedicated to the 27-year-old singer, Rexha's fans often share personal stories of how her music inspires them. "I had a kid come up to me and tell me my song helped him come out," Rexha said of her track "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy." It is often "all or nothing" for her fans, and on Monday night, one fan, Drew Turner, gave his all when pulled onstage by Rexha to rap Nicki Minaj's opening part of "No Broken Hearts." Stunning the entire theater and Bebe herself, he later had to run after the singer who simply walked away after handing him the mic.

While a fan might have surprised the crowd with his rap skills, the surprise star of the evening was G-Eazy, who jumped onstage for his megahit with Rexha "Me, Myself & I," sprinkled with some lines from "F.F.F." toward the end of the show. "Me, Myself & I" helped propel Rexha to fame, as it ruled the Pop Songs airplay chart and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100

Before saying goodbye to the live audience at the iHeartRadio Theater -- as well as fans tuned in to the live stream -- Rexha reminded everyone that "I don't give a f--- what you are, as long as this is good. There's only one thing that brings us together, and it's love." She wrapped up the set with "I Got You" and thanked iHeartRadio and Forever 21, which presented the show; if you were lucky enough to get there early, you could grab sime flamingo iPhone grip stands in the lobby and F21 hair ties in the bathroom. Happy Rexhars filed out of the theater after Bebe ran offstage where one last surprise of the night was waiting for them: Forever 21 gift bags with makeup and accessories to remember the night.

Bebe Rexha's set list: 
Bad Bitch
Gateway Drug
Small Doses
No Broken Hearts
The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)
Hey Mama 
In the Name Of Love
Take Me Home
Me, Myself & I (with G-Eazy)
I Got You


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