Beyoncé Gets “Lost” In Work & Motherhood

Beyoncé shows off her svelte figure on the February cover of GQThe popstar says that before she welcomed her first child, daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012, the only way she felt “lost” was onstage. The new mom goes on to talk about her work ethic and her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl.

On getting “lost” in work and motherhood: “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. It’s like a blackout. When I’m onstage, I don’t know what the crap happens. I am gone.” 

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.”

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  1. Ellen

    I like her, don´t get me wrong, but I never expected a picture like this from her. It´s really weird, with the chain going around

  2. Anonymous

    I never expected her to marry Jay Z either….

  3. Kate

    um, Beyonce, you are a pop star… not the messiah.

  4. Anonymous

    Somebody is obviously trying to keep up with Rihanna and Rita Ora after taking a little break…

  5. annie

    I seriously can not believe how any mother would want these kind of pictures of herself on magazine covers and on the internet

  6. A. Smyth

    Photoshop alert!!!! (Mind you, Beyonce IS gorgeous, but this picture is a little ridiculous).

  7. Anie

    I hope her last sentence was sarcasm.

  8. anonymous2

    Photoshoped for sure! It’s truly not fair for all of us regular women. She doesn’t really look like that, most women don’t. So what’s the point? To make us feel bad.
    Well, I feel bad that she is not comfortable enough to show us what she REALLY looks like, cellulite, fat and all.

  9. mrs. trumbell

    everything about her personality/persona is so…… manufactured.

    i think that’s the main reason i don’t like her — aside from her not being able to sing very well.

  10. Dee

    I’m with HDP, I’m so over the whole “I gave birth…” thing she keeps repeating every chance she gets. It’s a bit “The lady doth protest too much methinks.”

    I’m of the mindset that she used a surrogate as well (and that’s nothing to be ashamed of) and her whole ‘pregnancy’ was a sham pulled off by prosthetics.

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