News RnB 07/08/2018

Beyonce In Her Own Words: Her Life, Her Body, Her Heritage

Beyonce In Her Own Words: Her Life, Her Body, Her Heritage


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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Beyonce takes the creative and editorial lead in her highly-anticipated cover feature for the famed September issue of Vogue. The global superstar was given unprecedented control over her cover shoot, and she used the role to hire 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, who is the first-ever black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover.

The photographs are simplistic and authentically natural in theme and vision. On the September cover image Bey sits in a turn of the century inspired Gucci dress with a Lynn Ban headpiece and floral headdress by Rebel Rebel. Additional shots see her wearing exclusive pieces from Louis Vuitton, Wales Bonner, Dior, Alexander McQueen and more.

For her written interview in the fashion bible, Bey opened up like never before to writer Clover Hope. The mommy of three shared the very personal story of her latest pregnancy and delivery, her thoughts on body acceptance and the influence of her ancestry, plus she talks about her infamous Coachella performance, and the legacy she hopes to leave her children. Read some excerpts below:

ON GIVING BIRTH TO HER TWINS: "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. I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012. After the twins, I approached things very differently.

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. We spent many weeks in the NICU. 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 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. 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."

ON OPENING DOORS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS: "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.

Imagine if someone hadn't given a chance to the brilliant women who came before me: Josephine Baker, Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, and the list goes on. They opened the doors for me, and I pray that I'm doing all I can to open doors for the next generation of talents."

ON THE LINEAGE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN HER FAMILY: "I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust. Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship. Connecting to the past and knowing our history makes us both bruised and beautiful.

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. I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it's why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives."

ON COACHELLA PERFORMANCE: "I had a clear vision for Coachella. I was so specific because I'd seen it, I'd heard it, and it was already written inside of me. One day I was randomly singing the black national anthem to Rumi while putting her to sleep. I started humming it to her every day. In the show at the time I was working on a version of the anthem with these dark minor chords and stomps and belts and screams. After a few days of humming the anthem, I realized I had the melody wrong. I was singing the wrong anthem. One of the most rewarding parts of the show was making that change. I swear I felt pure joy shining down on us. I know that most of the young people on the stage and in the audience did not know the history of the black national anthem before Coachella. But they understood the feeling it gave them. It was a celebration of all the people who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine, who moved the world forward so that it could welcome a woman of color to headline such a festival."






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