Beyonce Talks Motherhood And Freedom As An Artist With GQ Magazine
Look-at-me-Bey is back on the scene and back to doing what she does best when working: soaking up the limelight in every way physically possible.
From print, to television to social media and everything in between, the Beyonce takeover is coming on strong no matter how many seats people tell her to have. Keeping with that theme, Mrs. Carter recently sat down with GQ magazine to talk mother hood, “needing” her fame, and freedom to do whatever the fawk she wants.
Check out a few interview excerpts below:
Beyoncé on her work ethic:
“I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.”
…on her upcoming Super Bowl performance:
“One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete,” she says now. “You know how they sit down and watch whoever they’re going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”
…on her power:
“I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”
On giving birth and needing her job:
“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it,” she said. “Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.”
On who she’s working with for her upcoming album:
“I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream. We all started in the ’90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us.”
The magazine also talked to her sister Solo who had high praise for Bey:
Solange Knowles on her sister’s pursuit of perfection:
“I have very, very early‑on memories of her rehearsing on her own in her room. I specifically remember her taking a line out of a song or a routine and just doing it over and over and over again until it was perfect and it was strong. At age 10, when everybody else was ready to say, ‘Okay, I’m tired, let’s take a break,’ she wanted to continue—to ace it and overcome it.”
Check out more pics from the GQ spread with Bey baring it all when you hit the flip..
Photo credit: Terry Richardson / GQ