Beyoncé talks pregnancy, physical transformation and legacy in a rare interview with US Vogue.
While we recently discovered Rihanna on the cover of Vogue UK’s September Issue, the fashion magazine just released the photos and editorial from the September Issue US version, featuring none other than Beyoncé.
While she has barely talked to the press in the last decade, Beyoncé broke her silence in a long consistent interview led by young Afro-american journalist Clover Hope. The singer chose 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell to shoot her portraits who, in the process, became the first black photographer to shoot a September Issue cover story .
Just she would reveal it herself in her interview, Beyoncé poses au naturel on this pictures. Little make, natural hair, the singer who is touring the US with her husband right now appears as calm and appeased. “I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies. That’s why I stripped away the wigs and hair extensions and used little makeup for this shoot“, she declares.
In this interview, Queen Bey also talks about her last pregnancy, her physical transformation and also her family. Here’s what we’ve learned.
She gave birth to the twins by cesarean section
“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 followed a really strict diet to prepare for Coachella
“After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks.”
She is totally in love with her new body shape
“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. 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.”
Her family story is… complicated
“I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave. I had to process that revelation over time.”
She wants to open doors for misrepresented communities
“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell. Clearly that has been proven a myth. . (…)It’s important to me that I help open doors for younger artists. There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter.”