Earlier this year Beyonce defended stripping off saying she wanted “to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back”.
In the ‘Self-Titled’ documentary, Queen Bey also admitted the inspiration for the super-raunchy video came from a trip Bey and Jay took to the Crazy Horse club in Paris.
The singer, 32, said:
“I was 195lbs when I gave birth. I lost 65lbs. I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show my body. 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.”
“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.” 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.”