Beyonce Talks Best Friend, Camp and Negativity in Vogue Magazine
In the magazine, she opens up about her relationship with her 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy (they’re besties, aww!), being married to Jay-Z and her camp-like experience while recording her upcoming album.
On her relationship with Blue and experience with labor:
“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 anymore 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 cutting down her busy schedule:
“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.”
On having more kiddies:
“When I was younger, there were moments where I said, ‘I’m not going to have children.’ And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don’t know when.”
On recording her upcoming 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.”
On avoiding the comments section on gossip sites:
“Don’t scroll down! You’re definitely going to get your feelings hurt.”
On being married to Jay-Z:
“Just knowing someone’s always going to be honest and tell the truth… [who] can understand exactly what I’m going through — and I can understand exactly what he’s going through.”
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