As her recently unveiled memoir shows off her newly slimming figure, ‘Empire’ actress Gabourey Sidibe continues to pour on the fierce with a new ‘Nylon’ magazine spread.
Inside, the Academy Award nominated star dishes on her weight loss surgery, self confidence, strained relationship with her father, and colorism in the industry.
A compelling read with even more compelling sights, tuck in below to see Nylon’s April 2017 cover girl work the lens and read some keen quotes lifted from the feature:
On relationship with her birth father:
“For a long time, my father was dead to me,” she says. “I didn’t want to justify his actions, but it’s interesting to see what’s behind them,” she says. “The six-year-old in me is still pissed, but I don’t think I am a victim. I don’t want people to shed tears for me. He beat me, but we have all been through shit.”
On writing her memoirs:
“A lot of people will write a book and pretend that whatever they are writing about they are done with, and now they are perfect. I’m not perfect. I am just as fucked up. I am who I am, and all of this shit in my life will be a struggle forever…but I’m fine. Well, I’m becoming fine.”
Click here to read the full spread.