The megastar debut a new look on the cover of British Vogue magazine – for which she posed in lingerie-style corsets. The hitmaker has explained that she started wearing baggy clothing because of her insecurities about her body, which were “the initial reason” for her depression when she was younger.
She admits, “It made me really offended when people were like, ‘Good for her for feeling comfortable in her bigger skin. The more the internet and the world care about somebody that’s doing something they’re not used to, they put it on such a high pedestal that then it’s even worse.”
The Grammy-winner insisted that women should feel “empowered” whether they show off their skin or hide their body behind oversized clothes. Speaking to the latest issue of the fashion bible, she says, “Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin. Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take any respect away from you.
“It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, if you feel like you look good, you look good. It’s about taking that power back, showing it off and not taking advantage of it. I’m not letting myself be owned anymore.”