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20 Years Later Beyoncé explains why she wrote ‘Bootylicious’

  • by Yoey
  • 5 Months ago
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In recent interview with Harper’s BaazarBeyonce 39, recalls a time when she felt she had to check people for being body-shamed because of her curvaceous figure, but she did so in the classiest way: she wrote a hit song about it.

“I remember when I started hearing people criticize me after I had put on some weight. I was 19. None of the sample clothes fit me. I was feeling a bit insecure from hearing some of the comments, and I woke up one day and refused to feel sorry for myself, so I wrote ‘Bootylicious.’ ” she said.

“It was the beginning of me using whatever life handed me and turning it into something empowering to other women and men who were struggling with the same thing,” she said.

Beyoncé also paid homage to her parents who encouraged her to get involved in all aspects of the creative process, most particularly as it pertained to composing her own songs.

“My mother has always been my Queen and still is. She has always been so strong and is filled with humanity,” Beyoncé said. “She worked 18 hours a day with calloused hands and swollen feet. No matter how tired she was, she was always professional, loving, and nurturing. I try to handle my work and run my company in the same way.”

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“Live good Drink good Eat good” Graduate of Dillard University majoring in Public Relations/Brand Imaging. A New Orleans Native but born in Memphis,TN. Was raised as a Air Force brat having lived before in Germany and visited frequently to countries like England and France. While living in Europe a love for fashion and all things extravagant became a lifestyle easy to embrace. Returning to New Orleans fashion still played a major role in life for him. Now partnering with long time friend Nick to create the chic cultural blog site Myhellofalife.com Yoey is focused more than ever on making his dreams a reality, while doing what he enjoys the most; enjoying a hell of a life.

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