More tourist time for the Carters. Beyonce and Jay-Z are still spending time in Havana, Cuba, celebrating their five year wedding anniversary. No Blue Ivy has been spotted yet, but Mama Tina Knowles has joined the couples vacation. Over the weekend, the three visited the University of Arts in Havana. Speaking of their vacay, a few lawmakers are questioning why the Carters are actually IN Cuba. Specifically, two Republican lawmakers are asking a government agency to look into their trip, suggesting that the couple violated restrictions on travel to the communist island.
After over a month of speculation, and a ton of marketing (via Billboards, instagrams, TV and YouTube clips), fans finally got a glimpse inside the private life of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. For the sake of your own attention spans, we won’t review her HBO documentary, ‘Life is But A Dream’, but we have captured some of what we feel are her most interesting quotes and five life lessons that we learned from watching one of the biggest stars in the country.
On her father, Matthew Knowles, encouraging her from a young child to be competitive:
I think my father wouldn’t give it to me, because he kept pushing me. In that house, that is my foundation. I’m still trying to learn that I don’t have to kill myself and be so hard myself. I don’t want to never be satisfied. I don’t think that’s a healthy way to live.
On living up to where she was, professionally, before managing herself:
It’s something really stressful about having to keep up with that. It’s something really crippling–you can’t express yourself. You can’t grow. I set a goal and my goal was independence.
On how she felt emotionally about firing her father: