Beyoncé's latest self-titled album is the singer's riskiest and sexiest yet and in the fourth installment of her mini documentary about the project, Bey opens up about balancing motherhood with her career and wanting to retain her sexiness. When talking about the track "Partition," she recalls a trip to a cabaret show with husband Jay-Z and wanting to perform for her husband, which she finally does in the track's sensual video.
"The day that I got engaged was my husband's birthday and I took him to Crazy Horse [Cabaret in Paris, France]," Beyoncé says. "I remember thinking, 'Damn, these girls are fly.' I just thought it was the ultimate sexy show I had ever seen. I was like, 'I wish I was up there. I wish I could perform that for my man.' So that's what I did in the video."
Bey adds that the move was such an important one for her as a woman — even if she's nervous about showing the video to Mama Knowles.
"I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body," she says. "I was 195 pounds when I gave birth. I lost 65 pounds. 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 finding my sensuality, getting back into my body and being proud of growing up, it was important to me to express that in this music, because I know there are so many women that feel the same thing after they give birth."
As for what others might have to say about her sexual nature, she says that she has no shame about letting that side of her out.
"I don't at all have any shame about being sexual," she says. "I'm not embarrassed about it. I don't feel like I have to protect that side of me because I do believe that sexuality is a power that we all have."
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