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Stunning, might be one word to describe Beyonce‘s shoot for ‘Vogue‘s forthcoming Power edition. Hitting the mag in a number of haute couture pieces, the 17 time Grammy beauty opened up for the publication in ways many of her fans could never have imagined.
Her words below…
On her relationship with her daughter Blue Ivy:
“She’s my road dog. She’s my homey, my best friend. I felt very maternal around eight months. And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . . . But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.
I feel like I have something that has grounded me so much more. Family has always been important. I’ve always had my mother and my father and my husband. But it’s just. . . . Life is so much more than. . . It’s not defined by any of this.”
On ending her business relationship with her father, Mathew Knowles:
“My father taught me so much about being a businesswoman.And I’m understanding him a lot now. . . . A lot of the crazy things he did were necessary.”
Gwyneth Paltrow on Beyonce the mother and friend:
“When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I’ve ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job.
Blue was sleeping in her arms, across her body, and B was listening back to what she had been working on. I thought, This is how you do it. You do what you love with who you love included.”
On her decision to scale back on work, and why she loves husband of five years, Jay Z:
“At some point it’s very important to me that my daughter is able to experience life and run through the sprinklers and have slumber parties and trust and live and do all the things that any child should be able to do.
Just knowing someone’s always going to be honest and tell the truth. Jay understands exactly what I’m going through—and I can understand exactly what he’s going through.”
On recording her new album in the Hamptons:
“We had dinners with the producers every day, like a family. It was like a camp. Weekends off. You could go and jump in the pool and ride bikes . . . the ocean and grass and sunshine. . . . It was really a safe place.”