Beyoncé wants everyone to know she’s not a “do nothing b----.” The singer used UFC fighter Ronda Rousey’s quote about body acceptance during Saturday’s Made In America Festival in Philadelphia before launching into her song “Diva.”
With the lights dimmed on the stage, Beyoncé played a recording of Rousey’s quote, which was a response to critics saying she had a masculine body. “I have this one term for the kind of woman my mother raised me not to be, and I call it a do nothing b----, a DNB. The kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by someone else,” Rousey said in a video interview promoting her fight with Bethe Correia. “Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f---king millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as f--- because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose, because I’m not a do nothing b----.”
According to MTV, the 34-year-old singer also played a portion of Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman” during an interlude, and performed other hit songs like “7/11,” “Younce,” “Single Ladies,” “Halo,” “Crazy In Love,” “Flawless,” “Ring the Alarm,” “XO” and “Say My Name.”
Rousey, like Beyoncé, is an advocate for female empowerment and not conforming to beauty standards. According to the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old fighter opened up about body shamers during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” chat with fans last month, saying females are “constantly being made to feel the need to conform to an almost unattainable standard of what’s considered attractive.”
The fighter went on to open up about her past struggles with bulimia, telling one fan that it was “liberating” to no longer have to constantly think about “the next meal and trying to eat as much as possible every day while still losing weight.” Watch the video below of Beyoncé using Rousey’s quote at the Made In America Festival.
— Noemi (@NoemiRoxanna) September 6, 2015