The singer says she shed 65lbs after working “crazily” to get her post-baby body back and wanted to show it off.
Beyonce has defended stripping off in a string of racy videos for her new visual album, 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 latest installment of her ‘Self-Titled’ documentary, Queen Bey also admitted the inspiration for the super-raunchy Partition video came from a 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.
The Single Ladies warbler, who debuted her new album last month, also said she has no shame about being sexual.
“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.”
The mum-of-one, who welcomed in the New Year with hubby Jay Z at P Diddy’s swanky party, despite saying she was happy flaunting her flesh in the video for Partition did admit she was embarrassed by the lewd lyrics and was terrified of playing the song to her mum.
“I’m so embarrassed after I recorded the song because I’m just talking s**t! I’m like, I can’t play this for my husband. I still haven’t played it for my mum – she’s going to be very mad at me!