Beyonce is as famous for her work ethic as she is for attitude, choreography, and epic hair. And now it seems motherhood will get the same commitment and flair.
In a new profile from GQ magazine, accompanied by a super sexy Terry Richardson shoot (which caused a major stir on the Internet Wednesday), Mrs. Jay-Z says that, before having one-year-old Blue Ivy, being onstage was the closest she came to free.
“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it,” she tells the mag. “Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.”
By “lost” the 31-year-old singer means disconnected from the pangs of the road to superstardom: incessant rehearsal, sacrificing her youth, and overcoming the shy schoolgirl from Houston, Texas, to become Sasha Fierce.
“I have very, very early‑on memories of her rehearsing on her own in her room,” Bey’s sister, Solange, tells GQ. I specifically remember her taking a line out of a song or a routine and just doing it over and over and over again until it was perfect and it was strong.”
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