Accusation: The singer and actress' weight fluctuations have occasioned many a comment since she first arrived on the scene. When she slimmed down for Dream Girls, using the potentially dangerous "master cleanse" diet, she was blasted for losing 20 pounds in two weeks in an unhealthy way. Then, when she regained the weight she's had to deal with a barrage of pregnancy rumors (which finally came true) and was one of the first to get slapped with the "curvy = fat" label.
Response: Not only did she answer the hurtful slams, but she wrote a song about it! Says the singer about her Bootylicious track, "I wrote that because, at the time, I'd gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under, the pressure to be thin, is unbelievable. I was just 18 and you shouldn't be thinking about that. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun, and the song was just telling everyone to just forget what people are saying, you're bootylicious. That's all. It's a celebration of curves and a celebration of women's bodies."