New York — Beyoncé revealed in a rare interview with Vogue magazine that she had an emergency cesarean section when she delivered her twins in June 2017.
The singer, in a series of essays in the September issue, says she was 218 pounds (98.8kg) and was swollen from toxemia - a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure. The 36-year-old adds after giving birth, the twins spent many weeks in intensive care and her husband, Jay-Z, was "a strong support system."
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While Beyoncé admits she put pressure on herself to lose weight in the three months after the birth of her first child, Blue Ivy, she happily reveals after the twins, she approached things differently.
"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."
In saying that, the 36-year-old - who is set to perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa in December - reveals she has a "little mommy pouch" and she's in no rush to get rid of it.
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Amidst pregnancy rumours based on photos and videos of Bey performing during her and Jay-Z's On The Run ll tour, the Hold Up hitmaker says: "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."
In saying that, Queen B inspired many fans and followers to embrace their own bodies.
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Beyoncé said she cool with her FUPA so guess what I’m finna do?? pic.twitter.com/pkN6l8EBuV— MAXWELL. (@Notorious_MAX) August 6, 2018
Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter told Vogue she has a FUPA and that she loves her FUPA.— Team Terry Crews ??♥? (@glamhergirl) August 6, 2018
FUPAS are the wave.
And to think I thought I needed a flat stomach. TUH
The queen has spoken. pic.twitter.com/ucdmCaQMpY
Yall said Beyonce was pregnant again and she clapped back with “Im enjoying my FUPA.” Thats how its done sis! pic.twitter.com/DM9po3Rw0Y— .... (@beingdewayne) August 6, 2018
Beyonce talking about her FUPA is what I needed to read today. https://t.co/11Y7G9kC53— ?Mikki Kendall? (@Karnythia) August 6, 2018
READ BEYONCÉ'S ESSAYS IN VOGUE HERE.