Beyonce is one of the most famous women in the world, and one could credit that in part to the elusive air that surrounds the R&B songstress.
We always want more.
We want to know that Beyonce is human, and although seemingly flawless on the surface and in every aspect of her career, we want to know that she is like us sometimes, in some way.
Finally, GQ has provided a deeper look into the world of Bey with their latest interview. The mag sat down with the diva for a chat leading up to what some are calling the biggest year of her career, to talk about everything from how Bey approaches shows, to what her fame means to her.
We also learn that Beyonce has captured every moment of her life, since 2005, on camera and has an archive of all photos taken of her. WHOA!
Check out some excerpts from the GQ interview below.
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 performance at the Super Bowl:
“One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete. 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 influence:
“I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”
On loving her work:
“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it. Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.”
Solange on Beyonce’s protectiveness:
“I can’t tell you how many times in junior high school, how many boys and girls can say Beyoncé came and threatened to put some hands on them if they bothered me.”