Beyonce opened up in the September issue of Vogue, revealing details of life, her body, and heritage.
It has been told that she had full control over the Vogue photo shoot.
She dropped the photos on her Instagram yesterday, and the Beyhive went into overdrive.
She wrote about pregnancy and her body insecurities:
‘I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir.’
‘I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month.’
‘My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section.’
She admitted the twins spent ‘many weeks’ in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). She praised Jay Z during this time
My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me. I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father. I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later. Today I have a connection to any parent who has been through such an experience. After the C-section, my core felt different. It had been major surgery. Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that. I needed time to heal, to recover. During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be. After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too.
‘I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father.’
‘I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later.’
Meanwhile, Bey revealed she felt pressure to snap back into shape within 3 months after daughter Blue Ivy was born which, looking back, she now feels was ‘crazy’.
After her twins, she did it differently.
‘I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be.’
‘After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks.’
‘But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too.’
The 7/11 hit maker stripped away the makeup, wigs and hair extensions’ for her Vogue shoot.
And therefore wrote, that ‘it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies’.
She also confessed;
‘To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real,’.
As a result, Beyonce is happy with herself but knows what she needs to do when the time comes to transform her body, according to Mail Online.
‘Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA (Fat Upper Pubic Area) and I feel like we are meant to be.’
The mother-of-three also touches on her relationship to the rapper husband.Jay Z.
Above all, the songstress used her power to give a career boost to 23-year-old black photographer Tyler Mitchell to do the shoot.
He is the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in the magazine’s 126 years of existence.