Beyoncé is set to feature on the cover of Vogue in September and gave the magazine one of her most intimate interviews yet.
One of the topics that came up was her pregnancy with twins Sir and Rumi.
She revealed that she was on bed rest for a month before they arrived and had to have an emergency C-section.
"I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies' health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU."
She also touched on her relationship with husband Jay-Z.
"My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me.I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father.
She spoke about becoming vegan in preparation for her Coachella performance and talked about post-baby body confidence.
"After the C-section, my core felt different. It had been major surgery. Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that. 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, I started preparing for Coachella.
You can read the full interview here.
Cover image: Instagram @beyonce