TODAY   |  January 03, 2014

Beyoncé: ‘I wanted to show off my body’ in sexy video

The pop star is speaking out about the new video for her song “Partition,” and explains why she was inspired to bare it all, saying that she worked “crazily” to get her body back in shape two years after having her daughter Blue Ivy.

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>>> on youtube. we're talking about music super star beyonce. her latest album is on top of the billboard charts for the third weekend in a rowand now she is speaking out about this video. it's for one of her songs called partition and, in it, she is not shy about showing off her postbaby body and she explained why she was inspired to bare it all. take a listen.

>> i was 195 pounds when i gave birth. i lost 65 pounds. i worked crazy 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. you can have your child and you can still have fun and still have sexy and still have dreams and still live for yourself.

>> mission accomplished.

>> good for you.

>> that was almost two years ago and she gave birth to blue ivy and she has come a long way since then and she is proud of it.

>> which, she should be. it's also nice as a woman that's given birth with two kids. enough with you can use the baby weight in 30 days . it's nice for her to say i worked hard and it's been almost two years.

>> and it's done in a tasteful way.

>> that's the key.

>> she works crazily.