Beyoncé’s GQ magazine is currently on newsstands as we speak. While men (and some women) all over America are trying not to trip over their own slobbering tongues, there are some interview outtakes and pics that might make that a little bit harder. No pun intended…
On being an “Independent Woman”:
“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 how child-birth affected her life:
“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.”
On the pregnancy 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 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.
When the Queen speaks, the world stops. I have never seen such a mass, cult like following like that of the Beyonce’ lovers.I dare not cross you! She’s an amazing person though, learned how to balance the media to show her in a positive light at all times. She is the only person who could pretend to sing the National Anthem that well!