Some folks may not like Beyoncé singing about what goes on in the privacy of her bedroom, but the “Partition” singer said she’s beyond being embarrassed by her own sexuality.
“Women should own their sexuality,” she recently told Out magazine. “Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that.”
Beyoncé caught some flack for a recent performance of “Drunk In Love” in which she poured herself over hubby Jay-Z wearing the tiniest of outfits. Since then, news personality Bill O’Reilly slammed her for the “Partition” song, which describes sex in the back seat of a limo.
Now that she’s a mother, some seem to expect Beyoncé to cover up a bit and keep it PG, but she’s not accepting that stereotype.
“You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive,” she said.
It wasn’t just critics who were shocked by Beyoncé’s risqué self-titled surprise album. Her Destiny’s Child sister Michelle Williams admitted she was caught off guard by the racy lyrics.
“She’s liberated; she’s free,” Michelle told HipHollywood.com in January. “To hear her saying some of the things, I’m just cracking up because I’m like, ‘Nobody is supposed to know that except us.’”
Beyoncé is well aware that she’s giving fans a glimpse at a side of her they’ve not seen before, but she’s okay with that.
“We really just tried to trust our instincts, embrace the moment and keep it fun,” she said about working on the album which was “much freer” than her previous music.
Beyoncé’s attitude toward sex may ring of feminism with her talk of sexual empowerment, but she said she’s just telling her truth.
“I really set out to make the most personal, honest and best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be and just speak from the heart,” she said.
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