Because GQ is so awesome they released more quotes from Beyoncé’s interview with them that didn’t make it into the final article. Check out a few highlights from the interview to see what Beyoncé said about Destiny’s Child, her relationship with Jay – Z, Blue Ivy changing her, and much more.
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.”
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