Beyonce was bearing all for Oprah on Next Chapter….
Without any further ado
On splitting with her father
One of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Someone you love. Someone that’s given you life. Someone that’s done such a fantastic job. It’s a part of life and a part of growth. And I had to tell myself, at some point you have to be the adult your father has raised you to be and prepared you to be.
On sharing her miscarriage with the world
There’s so many couples that go through that and it’s one of the hardest things I’ve been through. It’s one of the reasons I didn’t tell people I was pregnant the second time around. You just don’t know.
On discussing how to handle the publicity around her daughter
It’s so much to think about, but in the end it just wasn’t right to [sell images] and things like that. Someone would end up hounding and it’s just not safe. So we put the pictures out there.
On Blue Ivy’s personality
She is hilarious. And she is fire. I didn’t think she would be like that but Lord am I going to have a time! She loves books. She loves the books that you bought her…she now has the Blue Ivy Book Club.
On Jay-Z as a dad
Incredible. He’s a different human being. And it’s really beautiful to see a young man, such a great father. I’m so lucky.
On expanding the family
I definitely want to have another child. But it’s also important for me to do what I love. I love to make music. I wanted to see after I had my daughter, if I was still as passionate about performing. Maybe after this next tour I’ll have another.
I did a show 3 months after giving birth and that was so crazy. I clearly didn’t know I would be able to do that after gaining 57 pounds.
How Jay has helped her in her career
I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. It just gives me such a foundation. We were friends first. We were on the phone first, no dates, for a year and half. Just to have someone you just like, is so important.
On taking Oprah’s advice on not talking about her intimate relationships
I took that as far as I could take it.
On her Sasha Fierce alter ego
Now I don’t really need Sasha Fierce. I don’t really need that alter ego that’s SO difference. Now I think I’m showing more of myself in my music. I’m more connected to my art-Sasha Fierce lives within me all the time.
On growing as a business woman
You can be kind, but you have to stay true to yourself….I’ve only shared who I am through my music and I feel like that mystique is so important. I still don’t feel comfortable with talking about certain things. But I feel like it’s so much fun to share my stories through photography.
On what’s next
I’m in the studio. I’m on tour. One thing I’m trying to learn is time management and it’s the hardest thing to me. And I need to take my time. I’ve been raised to work so hard so it doesn’t even feel right to me to not work.
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