Beyoncé Spreads MMA Fighter's "Femininely Badass" Philosophy At Made In America Fest

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When Beyoncé hit the stage to headline the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on Saturday night, she didn't just show that girls can run the world, they can do so looking and acting however they like — traditional ideals of femininity be damned. This was all courtesy of an inspiring clip from MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, according to Bleacher Report.

Before launching into her 2009 track "Diva," which she defines as being a "female version of a hustler," Beyoncé played Rousey's famous speech in which she explained that her mom raised her to be tough and not to be, what she calls, a "do nothing bitch."
According to Rousey, a "D.N.B" is the kind of woman that just "tries to be pretty and be taken care of by somebody else."

Rousey's speech, which was for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Embedded video series, also had the MMA fighter responding to those who had criticized her body for being too masculine, explaining, "Just because my body was developed for a purpose other than fucking millionaires doesn't mean it's masculine. I think it's femininely badass as fuck, because there's not a single muscle on my body that isn't for a purpose. Because I'm not a do-nothing bitch."

Beyoncé clearly connected with Rousey's powerful message and wanted to share it with the Beyhive. In the clip below (NSFW, due to language), Bey shows that a woman should never have to apologize for being both strong and feminine. Seriously, just watch her dance in those heels.

Rousey's quote has gone on to launch a campaign that promotes healthy body image with her selling 50,000 T-shirts featuring the tagline "Don't Be a D.N.B." A portion of the profits go to women struggling with body image issues.

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