Beyonce has been one very busy-BEY this week! After taking over NYC with her sold-out concert at the Barclay Center, her crazy star-studded after party in Times Square at Dave & Buster’s, “Yonce” brought her sexiness this past Saturday to The School of Visual Arts for an exclusive press screening of her new visual album.
Dressed in all black like the omen and looking absolutely gawgeous in a head-to-toe Tom Ford 2014 runway ensemble, Mrs. Carter hosted a fan Q & A session where she explained the inspiration behind the new album, finding the courage to move into this new phase in her life, and the motivation behind her movement.
“This is my first album that — of course I wanted people to love it and critics to love it and for it to be successful — but my goal was not picking a No. 1 single,” she said. “My goal was putting together a body of work, and I just wanted to know that people cared about music. Honestly, I was at a point where everything feels the same. What I said in ‘Ghost,’ ‘All the shit I do is boring,’ is true. And if I could not challenge that, then maybe it was time for me to do something else or develop more artists, which is something that I could do, but just growth. I just hope that I continue to move forward and challenge myself. I think that now that I’ve become a mother, I just want my legacy to inspire people. That’s the biggest goal, just having happiness and knowing that when people come to my shows, they can leave all the madness and leave there knowing that there is hope.”
“It’s amazing how motherhood changes you. I took all the things about myself that I wanted to change and put it in my music. More than the music, I’m proud of myself as a woman. It’s about loving your imperfections and the things that make you interesting, because I refuse to let anyone put me in a box.”
“I felt like I wanted follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire, and to show other women when you get to this point in your career, you don’t have to go sign with someone else and share your money and your success, you can do it yourself…and we did it…and it’s my company.”
Regardless if you’re a fan of her music or not, we should all be able to relate, to appreciate, and to be inspired by a woman out here going hard to accomplish her dreams.
Check out the entire interview session below: