Since releasing her brand new self-entitled album on December 13th, Beyoncé has been releasing a series of videos that are giving fans a look inside of the making of her album, which has been referred to as a visual album, as each track has its own music video.
Today, she posted the latest edition to those videos; the one called Liberation. Inside, she discusses showing so much of her body for her latest album, how she got her body back after the birth of Blue Ivy, and not being embarrassed by her sexuality.
She tells fans a little bit more about her inspiration behind her video for the song ‘Partition.’
“The day that I got engaged was my husband’s birthday, and I took him to Crazy Horse. I remember thinking ‘damn, these girls are fly,’” She says. “I just thought it was the ultimate sexy show I’ve ever seen. I was like ‘I wish I was up there. I wish I could perform that for my man.’ So that’s what I did for the video.”
As the video progresses, she says that she was indeed very aware that she was showing her body in the video. She also explains how she gained so much weight, even reaching 195 pounds before giving birth, and how she worked very hard to get her body back in shape.
“I was very aware of that fact that I was showing my body.” Beyoncé says. “I was 195 pounds when I gave birth. I lost 65 pounds. I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show my body. I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back.” She continues. “You can have your child, and you can still have fun, still be sexy, and still have dreams, and still live for yourself.”
She also goes on to express that she does not have any shame about being sexual, and explains her views on sexuality in general.
“I don’t at all have any shame about being sexual, and I’m not embarrassed about it, and I don’t feel like I have to protect that side of me because I do believe that sexuality is a power that we all have.”
I case you want to see the video for yourself, here is a look at the latest installment in Beyoncé’s video documentary, this chapter entitled “Liberation.”
There is no doubt that Beyoncé worked her butt off, thankfully not literally, to get her body back in shape in time to make the record. It’s refreshing to know that she is what she is, and is not embarrassed or feels the need to hide any portion of that.
Keep doing what you’re doing, Beyoncé.