By Joanne Rosa
Right when everyone thought they couldn’t love Beyoncé more than they already do, she graced the cover of September’s Vogue. She dished about her life post C-section, her efforts to open doors for the next generation of talent, and her life as Beyoncé. With natural hair and minimal makeup, Bey showed us that beauty doesn’t require all of the glitz and glam that she puts out at Coachella and her OTRII concerts.
Beyoncé revealed what is was like carrying twins, Rumi and Sir. Swollen from toxemia, Bey was on bed rest for over a month. She was 218 pounds before giving birth and had an emergency C-section. After weeks post-birth spent in the NICU, Beyoncé was in survival mode. It wasn’t until months later she realized that was her state of mind. “Today I have a connection to any parent who has been through such an experience. After the C-section, my core felt different… I needed time to heal, to recover. During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be.” After six months, Beyoncé became vegan, gave up coffee, alcohol, and fruit drinks in preparation for Coachella.
Despite her efforts, Beyoncé wasn’t in a rush to get back to her six pack, and she was more than OK with that. “I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too. I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies… I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. 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 are meant to be.”
Thanks to Beyoncé’s desire to give younger artists more opportunities, 23 year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell took all of Beyoncé’s September Vogue photos. He became the first African American photographer to shoot a Vogue cover. “There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter.” Mitchell started shooting music videos for indie rapper Kevin Abstract when he was a freshman at NYU. Tyler told Vogue in a separate interview, “For so long, black people have been considered things. We’ve been thingified physically, sexually, emotionally. With my work I’m looking to revitalize and elevate the black body.”
Right now, Beyoncé is in a place of gratitude and accepting who she is. She’ll continue to explore her soul and artistry.
multiple sources confirm that Demi Lovato was released from the hospital on Saturday August 4 after her reported overdose. She’s reportedly at a private inpatient rehab facility outside California.
On Sunday August 5, Demi broke her silence in a statement on Instagram: “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Demi told her followers. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.” She thanked God, her fans, family, team, and staff at Cedars-Sinai for helping her through this difficult time.
“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.”
Reports broke of Demi being rushed to the hospital after an apparent drug overdose on July 24. She was reportedly partying in her Hollywood mansion when things took a turn for the worse.
No one is strong enough to battle a virus, even Pink. She began to feel under the weather last Friday when her concert was originally scheduled, but was forced to cancel it after doctor’s orders. On Saturday August 4 Pink powered through her Sydney concert, but was rushed to the hospital from dehydration on Sunday. Although Pink was later discharged, she was readmitted and later diagnosed with a gastric virus on Monday. Pink shared a photo of her on the mend in the hospital with the caption, “Maybe it’s cause my mom was an ER nurse all my life-but throw me in a gown and a hook me up to an IV-and I’m a happy girl. Stomach flu sucks but morphine doesn’t.”