FUPA = 'fat upper pubic area'. Yep, Beyoncé has one of those too.
Vogue’s September issue is legendary (so much so that there’s a documentary about the making of it) and who better to cover it than fellow legend Beyoncé?
Queen Bey reportedly had ‘unprecedented’ control over the photography and the accompanying profile – she chose 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell, the first black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue in 126 years. One hundred and twenty-six!
The resulting shoot is simultaneously lavish and stripped-back, full of colour and Beyoncé’s unmistakable BDE.
In the first-person profile, she gets very personal in discussions of body acceptance, her heritage, and how she wants to open doors for younger artists and ‘level the playing field’.
She revealed that she suffered from toxemia (also known as pre-eclampsia) while pregnant with her twins Rumi and Sir, who ended up being delivered via emergency C-section.
Bey said her body felt ‘different’ after the birth, and she needed lots of time to heal and recover:
Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that. During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be.
“To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real,” she wrote. “Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we were meant to be.”
Yep, that’s Beyoncé talking about embracing her ‘FUPA’ – ‘fat upper pubic area’, or ‘mommy pouch’ as she also refers to it.
This is the most we’ve heard from the popstar in quite some time. She’s basically stopped giving interviews (her last Vogue cover was in 2015, and she didn’t do a feature at all) and prefers to communicate with her fans via her carefully curated Instagram. Fans are delighted to get a deeper look at her life:
If Beyoncé can be content with her FUPA, dang it so can I ☺️
— Precious Sanders (@psandersmakeup) August 6, 2018
Beyonce took off the weave for this shoot. She talked about her fupa…about breaking generational curses. She…Beyonce. I’m so grateful to live in a world where we get to experience her.
— a$iahmae 🌱💎🧡 (@_asiahmae) August 6, 2018
Did anyone else cry reading Beyoncé’s Vogue cover story?
— Shea Couleé (@SheaCoulee) August 6, 2018
This is why she’s the Queen.
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