Beyonce is the cover star for Elle UK magazine and she surprised fans by granting a rare interview. In the latest issue of the magazine, the singer answered questions from fans in a candid Ask Me Anything. In one of the questions, Beyonce is asked how she feels when people are constantly commenting on her fluctuating weight, especially since giving birth to twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017.
The 38-year-old replied: “If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them.”But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life.”
She added: “Giving zero f***s is the most liberating place to be. Also knowing true beauty is something you cannot see. I wish more people focused on discovering the beauty within themselves rather than critiquing other folks’ grills.”
She also discussed buying out her Ivy Park athleisure brand from Phillip Green’s Topshop last year following allegations of sexual harassment from several of his staff members. Green vehemently denied the allegations. Beyonce admits buying back the brand was her “taking a chance” on herself and is now “proud” to be a part of the Adidas family.
While the original Ivy Park collections with Topshop were aimed at women, Beyonce reveals the line is gender-neutral as she realised men were wearing the clothes. She said: “The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift.”
One fan asked how she felt about losing out on a Creative Arts Emmy for her Netflix concert movie Homecoming, but Beyonce said that having multiple miscarriages taught her to mother herself.”
She said: “My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”