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Bebe Rexha has experienced a first hand loss due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is warning her fans to take the necessary precautions.
On Monday, the singer shared that an acquaintance of hers had died from the rapidly spreading virus, and urged her fans to seriously adhere to protocols established by health and government officials.
“This is NOT A JOKE. A friend of a friend just died of corona at the age of 45,” Rexha, 30, revealed. “STAY INSIDE YOUR F—– HOUSE AND DO YOUR CIVIC DUTY. PLEASE.”
The “Meant to Be” singer then aimed a tweet at President Donald Trump, asking him to consider putting a pause on rent and bill payments to help out those Americans who can no longer go to work amid quarantines and social distancing, and depend on their job to pay the bills.
“The US government should put a stop to rent payments, mortgage payments and utility payments at least until the corona virus is under control,” she wrote. “Millions of Americans are worried about keeping their jobs and their homes instead of staying safe. @realDonaldTrump.”
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The US government should put a stop to rent payments, mortgage payments and utility payments at least until the corona virus is under control. Millions of Americans are worried about keeping their jobs and their homes instead of staying safe. @realDonaldTrump
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) March 16, 2020
Several of the pop star’s fans then shared their difficult situations due to the pandemic. One told Rexha she’s been “crying” because her “job just closed today and idk what I’m going to do for all of my bills.”
“Message me your cashapp name I’ll send you some money,” Rexha replied to the fan. The artist then offered up financial support for two other fans who explained similar situations.
She later followed up by telling her fans to “Please stay safe,” adding, “Love You! God bless you.”
Please stay safe you guys! Love You! God bless you.
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) March 17, 2020
The Grammy-nominated artist is just the latest celebrity to speak out amid the outbreak and offer some support to fans and those in need.
Over the last week, a number of famous faces have encouraged fans to practice social distancing to help contain the spread — like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.
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