She gave the example of a time in her late teens when she was criticized for gaining weight.
She shared that her father had always encouraged her to write anyway and when she would hear people talk about her weight gain she wrote the song “Bootylicious”.
My father constantly encouraged me to write my own songs and create my own vision. He is the reason I wrote and produced at such a young age.
I remember when I started hearing people criticize me after I had put on some weight.
I was 19. None of the sample clothes fit me.
I was feeling a bit insecure from hearing some of the comments, and I woke up one day and refused to feel sorry for myself, so I wrote “Bootylicious.”
It was the beginning of me using whatever life handed me and turning it into something empowering to other women and men who were struggling with the same thing.
We admired that she did that because if you remember the words to the popular song, it was filled with a ton of bad bih energy.
The kind of vibe that indicated that she was going to own how she looked and how she felt with her little weight.
She literally told those people off, and at 19 that isn’t easy to do when everything is riding on how you look to the public.
Sis literally said –
Read my lips carefully, if you like what you see
Move, groove, prove you can hang with me
By the looks I got you shook up and scared of me
Buckle your seat belt, it’s time for takeoff
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly
‘Cause my body too bootylicious for ya, babe
We are literally about to stream this song with new ears now!