I swear Beyoncé just can’t catch a break. But you know what they say: “You haven’t made it til you got people hating on without a cause.”
As always, Bey does things on her own time and doesn’t even bother addressing any rumors about her until she wants to and that’s one thing I love about her. Although she’s a legendary artist, she maintains a really private life.
Say what you want about Bey, but she has already taken over 2013. She just shut down the 2013 Inauguration, she’s taking over Super Bowl halftime, has an upcoming HBO Documentary, album, Pepsi deal and lawd knows what else and the year just begun.
You name it, Bey’s done it or has it in the works.
Queen Bey sat down wish GQ and addressed some of the crazy azz rumors people have spread about her, more prominently the one regarding her faking her pregnancy.
Here’s a few highlghts that didn’t make the issue.
On the ‘fake pregnancy’ and ‘Beyonce used a surragate’ rumors
“I felt like I kind of had to protect my mother, because when people made up the silliest rumor about me not really being pregnant She was there when I went through all of those things. And my sister. They were very, very defensive. It’s not personal to me, and it comes along with the job, but the lack of respect—people will just go too far sometimes.”
On not making her whole career about being Jay-Z’s wife
“I was independent before I met my husband, and we have such a natural chemistry and a genuine relationship, and it’s based on the things that relationships are supposed to be based on. I’ve seen, growing up, when a woman or a man in a relationship—it doesn’t matter which one—doesn’t feel confident, they feel a bit trapped. Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”
On her upcoming reunion with Destiny’s Child
The members of Destiny’s Child “were my family, and still are my family. Unlike solo artists that started out, my foundation is being in a group and being with other women that needed—we needed each other so much. I mean, it’s harmony. And we were super tight. We could walk into a room and not give each other the key and sing in perfect harmony. It gives me chills. So that union, that unity, that sisterhood, it is how I grew up.
On what daughter Blue Ivy has taught her about herself
“When I gave birth, that was the first time I truly let go and surrendered. And it taught me how amazing that feels… Giving birth made me realize the power of being a woman. I have so much more substance in my life. And expressing that excitement and that sensuality and the connection I have with my husband—I’m a lot more comfortable with that now. I actually feel like my child introduced me to myself.”