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Beyoncé lost 65 pounds after giving birth — to prove a point

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Mrs. Carter proves you can have it all

Beyoncé is a proud wife and mom and seems to rule the world this year. She lost nearly 70 pounds after giving birth, but did it to prove to other women what is possible.

Mrs. Carter proves you can have it all

Beyoncé is one busy woman. Not only did she surprise the world by releasing a brand new album earlier in December, but she is also a busy wife and mom taking care of her toddler.

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The singer revealed that when she gave birth to her daughter Blue Ivy in 2012, she felt like she had a lot of work ahead of her.

"I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body," she explained to E! News. "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."

Losing her baby weight meant more to Beyoncé than just getting her body back. To her, it felt like she had to prove something.

"I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back," Bey explained. "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."

Beyoncé also added that women need to be confident with their sexuality, even after giving birth.

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"You can have your child and still have fun and still be sexy and still have dreams and still have yourself," she said. "I don't at all have any shame in being sexual and I'm not embarrassed about it… I don't feel like I have to protect that side of me because I do believe that sexuality is a power that we all have."

At any weight, Beyoncé's confidence continues to make her sexy, and her new album has kept her as one of the most powerful women in music.

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