In the January 2020 issue of Elle UK, the 38-year-old was asked if she was disappointed that her albums Lemonade and Homecoming didn’t receive more awards. To this, she replied:
“I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is, in fact, a gift.”
She added that her miscarriage “taught me that I had to mother myself before being a mother to someone else.” After having a difficult pregnancy, I took a year to focus on myself.”
Then, when Blue arrived, everything shifted.
“My quest for purpose became so much deeper,” she explained. “I died and was reborn in my relationship and the quest for self became even stronger. Being ‘number one’ was no longer my priority. My true win was creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”
Now a mum-of-three, she admits that “balancing work and life” is one of her biggest stressors.
“Making sure I am present for my kids – dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband and being home in time to have dinner with my family – all while running a company can be challenging,” she said. “Jugging all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mum.”
And as for how her relationship with her body has changed over the years? Beyonce knows she’s “more than enough,” no matter what size or shape she is.
“If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them,” she continued. “Giving zero f*cks is the most liberating place to be.”