Even though they’ve cut professional ties, Beyoncé revealed that she finally understands her father’s style of management.
Beyoncé is just everywhere these days. No matter where you look, there she is, living out the lyrics of "Run The World (Girls)." At the Super Bowl, there’s Bey. At the Grammys, there’s Bey. At the inauguration, there’s Bey. And, thanks to a new deal with Pepsi, Bey will be on supermarket shelves across the country soon enough with a custom can baring her face. And she’s popping up at the Newsstand in the 2013 issue of Vogue.
Some might wish Beyoncé would have a seat, but it doesn’t look like she’ll be taking a break anytime soon. In fact, she’s enjoying all the work she puts in right now and she’s got no plans to slow down for anyone but her. “I don’t feel like I have to please anyone," Beyoncé told Vogue of her determination to work and stay at the top of her game. "I feel like I’m an adult. I’m grown. I can do what I want. I can say what I want. I can retire if I want. That’s why I’ve worked hard.”
With her face plastered all over the place (including Time Square), the diva decided that it was really time to let people meet her as a person and not the persona. She hopes that people come away from her HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream, with a better idea of the woman behind the music.
“My story has never been told—no one really knows who I am. This movie has healed me in so many ways," Beyoncé told Vogue of her documentary, which airs at 9 p.m. on HBO. "It makes me want to cry. I’m sorry, I’m very passionate about it, and it just feels good.”
A major part of Beyoncé being such a big brand comes from the work her father Mathew Knowles put in as her manager, up until she dismissed him professionally back in March of 2011. His business practices have long been gossiped and speculated about. And when she fired him, many of her fans were happy to see her break away from Papa Knowles. But, looking back, Bey said that she sees why he may have done the things he did.
“My soul has been tarnished. My father taught me so much about being a businesswoman. And I’m understanding him a lot now," Beyoncé admitted. "A lot of the crazy things he did were necessary.”
But her success is not all due to Mathew. Beyoncé works very hard, even throwing herself into her craft after a tragic miscarriage that prompted her to write the first track for her upcoming album. While there’s no word on what the name of Baddie Bey’s new album will be, or when fans can get their hands on a copy of it, the singer said motherhood has been a huge influence on her music and listeners will feel a much different vibe on her next album.
“[It] is a lot more sensual . . . empowering. Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body," Beyoncé explained "I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.”
Check out some pics from Bey’s spread in Vogue below!
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