Beyoncé Hosts Album Screening Session In NYC, Says She Was Terrified Of Releasing Surprise Album

Beyonce Knowles shows off her curves and thin waistline when coming out of the SVA Theater in NYC

The promotion for Beyoncé’s fifth studio album continues. Over the weekend, the singer screened the visual album at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Wearing a form-fitting short sequins Tom Ford dress and boots, the singer spoke to a packed house, telling the audience just how nervous she was about releasing the surprise album. Beyoncé shared:

I just got off the stage, I had a glass of wine and my cousin Angie was like, ‘Are you alright?’ because I was talking to myself and I was terrified. I was so scared. I had already gone through all the horrible ways it could go in my mind… I saw it live on iTunes and I waited for the first comment. Then I woke up the next morning and… [breaks into dance].

She added:

We went through everything to keep it sacred and a surprise. Because there’s joy in that and it’s missing, and that’s something I was able to experience as a kid.

She also shared how motherhood and her privacy helped influence how free she felt creating the album, explaining:

I have always been very generous, I have been generous on stage and take my pain and joy into my performance. But I’m private… I think it just took me not being anyone’s child. Once I had a child, I broke down that fourth wall. I feel liberated, and I feel like I can give my heart to people.

Check out a quick clip of Beyoncé’s speech:

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