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7 things you didn’t know about Beyonce

By naijapose.com
In Celebrity Pose
Jan 13th, 2013


Beyoncealmost shut the internet down earlier this week when herGQ magazine covershowing off her supreme sexiness (and a little underboob) was unveiled, and now you can finally gawk at the rest of thephotosfrom the spread, and read up on some things you don’t know about Beyonce. Because you can never know too much about Beyonce.


Beyonce is Beyonces own biggest critic, and expects Beyonces team to be as perfect as Beyonce is:

When shes on tour, every night she heads back to herhotel roomwith a DVD of the show shes just performed. Before going to sleep, she watches that show, critiquing herself, her dancers, her cameramen. The next morning, everyone receives pages of notes.

One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete, she says now. You know how they sit down and watch whoever theyre going to play and study themselves? Thats how I treat this. I watch myperformances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, Oh God, that hair didnot work. Or I should never do that again. I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and Im always eager for new information.


When Beyonce is on stage performing, Beyonces brain literally shuts off:

She loves being onstage, she says,because it isthe one time her inner critic goes silent. I lovemy job, but its more than that: I need it, she says. Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost. She means this in a good way: When her brain turns off, it is, frankly, a relief. After drilling herself, repeating every move so many times, locking them in, she can then afford not to think. Its like a blackout. When Im onstage, I dont know what the crap happens. I am gone.


Back in the day, Beyonce used to threaten to beat up boys for bothering Beyonces sister Solange, whom Beyonce was very protective of:

Solange recalls how Beyonc defended her when they were teens. I cant tell you how many times in junior high school, how many boys and girls can say Beyonc came and threatened to put some hands on them if they bothered me, Solange says with a laugh.


Beyonce is a bit of a feminist:

You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women dont make as muchmoneyas men do. I dont understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? she says in her [HBO documentary], which begins with her 2011 decision to sever herbusiness relationshipwith her father. I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And lets face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define whats sexy. And men define whats feminine. Its ridiculous.


Beyonce has to constantly remind Beyonce that Beyonce deserves everything Beyonces achieved thus far:

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, she says. Ive reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But Ive sacrificed a lot of things, and Ive worked harder thanprobablyanyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.


In Beyonces conference room Beyonces sleekoffice suitein midtown Manhattan sits Beyonces sixteen Grammys, each wall-mounted in its own Plexiglas box. Down the hall:

is another long, narrow room that contains the official Beyonc archive, a temperature-controlled digital-storage facility that contains virtually every existing photograph of her, starting with the very firstframestaken of Destinys Child, the 90s girl group she once fronted; every interview shes ever done; every video of every show shes ever performed; every diary entry shes ever recorded while looking into the unblinking eye of her laptop.

The room, which she calls her crazy archive, is also home to thousands of hours of private video footage, compiled by a visual director who has shotpracticallyher every waking moment, up to sixteen hours a day, since 2005.

And this roomshe calls it her crazy archiveis a key part of that, she will explain, so, you know, I can always say, I want that interview I did for GQ, and we can find it. And indeed, she will be able to find it, becausethe roomin which you are sitting is rigged with a camera and microphone that is capturing not just her every utterance but yours as well. These are the ground rules: Before you get to see Beyonc, you must first agree to live forever in her archive, too.


Beyonce is more powerful than she understands

I now know that, yes, I am powerful, she says. Im more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.






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