“Homecoming” Documentary Gives Inside Look at Beyonce’s Iconic Coachella Performance and Details  the Difficult Pregnancy With Her Twins

On Wednesday, Beyonce “stopped the world,” releasing her “Homecoming” documentary on Netflix.

The documentary featured behind the scenes footage of her rehearsal for “Beychella” and gave fans a chance to connect through a rare glimpse into the personal life of the singer.

As the executive producer, writer, and director of “Homecoming, the 37-year-old singer revealed that she had several health issues during her unexpected pregnancy with twins, Sir and Rumi Carter.

Beyoncé was originally scheduled to headline the 2017 Coachella Festival but postponed, after learning of her “surprise” pregnancy.

“I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior, but I got pregnant unexpectedly,” Beyonce shared in Homecoming. “And it ended up being twins which was even more of a surprise.”

Complications, including high blood pressure, toxemia, and preeclampsia,  made the pregnancy extremely difficult for Queen Bey.

“My body went through more than I knew it could,” said Beyoncé.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The singer shared that she was 218 lbs at the time of their birth in June 2017, and as a preventative measure, she had to get an emergency c-section. 

“Homecoming” also focused on the transformative process Beyonce went through to get back to herself. In preparation of her iconic 2018 performance, which was her first performance after the birth of the twins, the singer worked overtime. 

“I’m just trying to figure out how to balance being the mother of a 6-year-old and twins that need me and giving myself creativity,” said Beyonce. “Physically, it was a lot to juggle. It’s like before I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children, I have a husband, I have to take care of my body.”

The singer expressed how meaningful the “Homecoming” performance was at this point in her career and how resilience was key to delivering a killer come-back performance.

“It’s my first time home back home on the stage after giving birth; I’m creating my own homecoming, and it’s hard,” Beyoncé also said. “There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same.”

About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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