Beyonce at her album party

Beyoncé worked hard to get her pre-baby body back


Beyoncé has spoken out about getting back into shape after having her baby daughter, Blue Ivy.

The 32-year-old singer revealed all in the fourth part of her mini documentary series, fittingly called Liberation. Bey, who surprised all her fans by releasing her fifth album without any warning last month, begins by saying: 'Just because you're a mother doesn't mean you lose who you are', before going on to describe how she wanted to dance for her husband Jay Z in the video for her track, Partition.

'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,' Bey says in the short film.

Beyonce in a still from Partition

'I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body. 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,' the singer continued.

'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, being proud of growing up, it was important to me that I expressed that in my music because there are so many women that feel the same thing after they give birth.'

By Olivia Marks

Got a tablet? You can now download In Style magazine straight to your iPad, Kindle (just search the store for 'instyle magazine'), Nook or Google Nexus

Watch the fourth part of Beyoncé's documentary...