Beyoncé Explains Stripping For New Video
R&B star talks about raunchy promo for Partition in latest YouTube documentary...
Beyoncé has released a new instalment of the internet documentary about her new "surprise" album.
The R&B queen stunned fans when she unexpectedly dropped a full LP with accompanying videos recently, and has been explaining herself in a series of short featurettes on YouTube.
In the latest one, titled "Liberation", she discusses stripping for one of the videos - Partition - which features her dancing semi-naked.
"I was 195lbs when I gave birth. I lost 65lbs. I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show my body," the 32-year-old sex symbol explained.
"I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back.
"I know that there's so many women that feel the same thing after they give birth. You can have your child and you can still have fun and still be sexy and still have dreams and still live for yourself."
And she explained that the promo in question was inspired by a trip to the famous Crazy Horse strip club in Paris.
"I'm not embarrassed about it, and I don't feel like I have to protect that side of me because I do believe that sexuality is a power we all have," she continued.
"The day I got engaged was my husband's birthday and I took him to Crazy Horse and I remember thinking, 'Damn, these girls are fly.'
"And I just thought it was the ultimate sexy show: 'I wish I was up there, I wish I could perform that for my man...' so that's what I did for my video."