Bebe Rexha has told how she thinks the Kardashians have “changed the outlook of what beautiful is”.
The No Broken Hearts singer says the family, who are of Armenian descent, have paved the way for ethnic minority pop stars.
And Bebe, whose parents are Albanian says they have also helped the public become more accepting of people of different shapes and sizes.
She told London’s Evening Standard newspaper: “As I started getting older I had more curves and I was looking at these women like Britney Spears who were very thin with very boyish bodies.
“I saw myself and I thought, ‘Damn, I have really dark black hair and I don’t have that look’.
“I think as much as people want to hate on the Kardashians, I think there is a change happening. I don’t know if I’ve ever really seen an ethnic pop star — maybe MIA — but in the US there hasn’t really been an Indian or Chinese pop star.
“But I think the Kardashians have changed the outlook of what beautiful is.”
Bebe, who co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna hit The Monster, also told how her dedication to music means she has spent most of her life single.
And she revealed several dark sides of the music industry, saying she was often treated “very badly” and was preyed on by men.
She said: “I think in a lot of situations I had got songs stolen from me, or treated badly.
“I would be in the studio with a producer and he would try to grab my foot and massage it, and I’d be like, ‘What the hell?’ There’s a lot of crazy shit that happens in the music business.”
Bebe had a career as a songwriter before she shot to stardom herself, writing hits including Selena Gomez’s Like a Champion as well as Eminem’s The Monster.
No Broken Hearts was the first single from her upcoming debut album, which is expected to propel her to superstardom.
She has also featured on tracks including Hey Mama by David Guetta, and Take Me Home by Cash Cash.