Beyonce On Losing An Award ‘Being #1 Was No Longer My Priority’, Hates People Asking If She’s Pregnant ‘Get Off My Ovaries!’ And Still Refuses To Give Her SnapChat Name
It’s not every day we see a new Beyonce interview pop up! But Queen Bey has blessed us with a new interview, this time with ELE, and opened up in a unique way.
See highlights from her interview below:
Beyonce, who completely owns her fitness line IVY PARK as it partnered with Adidas, spoke on the importance of ownership.
“The more I mature, the more I understand my value. I realized I had to take control of my work and my legacy because I wanted to be able to speak directly to my fans in an honest way. I wanted my words and my art to come directly from me. There were things in my career that I did because I didn’t understand that I could say no. We all have more power than we realize.”
On losing an award after the success of Netflix’s Homecoming, a documentary on Beyonce’s 2018 Coachella performance. That project was up for six nominations but didn’t take home any awards.
“I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being “number one” was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”
On the stress of trying to have work/life balance:
“I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family—all while running a company can be challenging. Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”
On negative comments she receives on social media:
“Yes [I react], I’m human. In moments of vulnerability, I try to remind myself I’m strong and I’m built for this. Thank God most of the noise bounces off of me after all of these years.”
On staying true to herself:
“The predictable rock star DNA is a myth. I believe you don’t have to accept dysfunction to be successful. This is not to say that I have not struggled. I have the same pain that life brings to everyone else. I try to shift the stigma that says with fame there has to be drama. It is how you relate to your hardships and use that to evolve. And I try to keep real ones around me.”
On critics commenting on the ups and downs of her weight:
“If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them. But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life. Giving zero ?s is the most liberating place to be. Also knowing true beauty is something you cannot see. I wish more people focused on discovering the beauty within themselves rather than critiquing other folks’ grills.”
Her dream team of people (dead or alive) she’d want to hang out with.
Hmmm. I’d have Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Sade, and so many more. We’d shoot oysters and have pizza.
She also responded to a fan who asked about videos from her Formation World Tour.
“Years ago, I asked Prince to record my rehearsal with him for our Grammy performance. He said, ‘You don’t need to record that. You own that in your mind.’ Haaaaaaa! Prince always knew best! So, you can always watch the Formation World Tour in your mind; you own that! ?”
Her pet peeve:
“People smacking when they eat.”
She also channeled her mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, and gave her own corny joke.
“What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea. Get it? NO-EYED-DEER ?I’m so sorry. Blue is absolutely going to kill me for telling that terrible joke.”
She even joked about how long it takes her to get ready.
“As long as I take, I better look like Halle Berry.”
On the question she hates getting asked the most:
“Are you pregnant? Get off my ovaries!”
And she clearly got jokes because she referenced KeKe Palmer when asked about her secret SnapChat.
“I hate to say it, I hope I don’t sound ridiculous, but I don’t know what my Snapchat is. Sorry to that Snapchat.”
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