Bey gets real about body image and says she’s in no rush to trade her “mommy pouch” in for six-pack abs.
Beyoncé Knowles bared all for her Vogue appearance: and we're not just referring to her minimal makeup on the cover.
The 36-year-old powerhouse shared the deets of the "emergency Caesarean section" she underwent while welcoming her twins, Rumi and Sir, in June 2017.
"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 told the fashion bible.
We live in an era where there is an undue about of pressure on women to "bounce back" after giving birth, and even Beyoncé, the unofficial Queen of Body Confidence, fell into the trap after having Blue Ivy six years ago.
"After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look. I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it. Looking back, that was crazy," she revealed.
This time around, she was going to do things her way - and can we say that we are totally here for what the "Formation" singer had to say on the matter.
"I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be," she said.
"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," she added.
For the much-talked-about September Issue, of which Beyoncé was in complete control, the Texas-born star said it was important to strip away the veil of makeup, wigs, and hair extensions to show the real her.
"It's important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies. 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," she said.
The mother-of-three also refreshingly real about the pressure in the entertainment industry to have the perfect body.
"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."
To read the full powerful interview, see Vogue.com.