Diva power

Beyoncé gets a boost from Rousey at music festival

Photo via Beyonce on Instagram

Pop Queen Beyoncé amped up her signature self-empowerment theme when she headlined the Made in America festival on the weekend, introducing “Diva” with a clip of UFC champion Ronda Rousey expounding on her “Do Nothing Bitch” policy. The bantamweight fighter had originally released the clip prior to her August 1 victory over title challenger Bethe Correia. “I have this one term for the kind of woman that my mother raised me to not be, and I call it a ‘do-nothing bitch,” Rousey said. “She’s the type of chick who just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by somebody else.” Responding to criticism that her body is too masculine, Rousey also refers to her physique as “femininely badass” in the video. “There’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose,” she says. Around 70,000 people attended the music festival at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with the event also live streamed in 45 countries via the Tidal music service. Rousey responded on Tuesday to the surprise shoutout, telling Entertainment Weekly that it was a “surreal” experience. “To be honest, it’s a[n] honor to have a real powerhouse of a woman like Beyoncé just recognize my existence,” Rousey said.

Read the full story at TIME and Entertainment Weekly.

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