Beyoncé Loves Being 'Curvier' Following C-Section
Beyoncé said she loves her body just the way it is and is embracing being “curvier.”
The pop superstar told Vogue's Clover Hope that since the birth of her twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017, her arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs “are fuller.”
Bey explained: “I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. 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 and I feel like we are meant to be.”
The 36-year-old mother of three revealed she weighed 218 pounds when she welcomed her into the world via emergency C-section.
“I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies’ health were in danger,” Beyoncé recalled.
“We spent many weeks in the NICU … I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later.”
The singer said her body changed after the C-section. “During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier,” she said. “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.”
Beyoncé said people need to appreciate themselves just the way they are.
The star said she ditched the wigs and extensions and relied on minimal make-up for her Vogue cover shoot – which is the first in the fashion magazine’s 126-year history to be shot by a black photographer (Tyler Mitchell).
Beyoncé opened up about the struggle to get on magazine covers when she started in the music business more than two decades ago. “I was told … black people did not sell,” she said.
The singer said she wants her daughters Rumi and Blue Ivy to see themselves in popular culture and in business.
“They don’t have to be politically correct, as long as they’re authentic, respectful, compassionate, and empathetic,” she added. “They can explore any religion, fall in love with any race, and love who they want to love.
“I want the same things for my son. I want him to know that he can be strong and brave but that he can also be sensitive and kind. I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest. It’s everything a woman wants in a man, and yet we don’t teach it to our boys.”
Beyoncé said her son Sir also needs to not “fall victim to what the internet says he should be or how he should love.”