Beyonce did an interview for the first time a long time to promote her new Ivy Park x Adidas collection — which is due out next month. During the interview, the music icon answered fan questions. When asked how she takes care of herself, she said, “Many of us grew up seeing our parents act as if they were superheroes. Most women have been conditioned to ignore symptoms and just 'tough it out' and focus on taking care of everyone else before themselves. I am no longer one of those people.”
She continued, “After having a difficult pregnancy, I took a year to focus on my health. I have researched information on homeopathic medicines. I don’t just put any prescription in my body. My diet is important, and I use tools like acupuncture, meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises.”
When a fan asked how she felt about her Netflix documentary Homecoming being snubbed despite being nominated several times, she said, “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. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper.”
She continued, “I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being 'number one' was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”
On what stresses her out, she said, “I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life.”
MORE FROM BEYONCE'S INTERVIEW WITH 'ELLE'
On reacting to negative comments about herself: “Yes, I’m human. In moments of vulnerability, I try to remind myself I’m strong and I’m built for this. Thank God most of the noise bounces off of me after all of these years.”
On not losing herself after being a celebrity for 25 years: “The predictable rock star DNA is a myth. I believe you don’t have to accept dysfunction to be successful. This is not to say that I have not struggled. I have the same pain that life brings to everyone else. I try to shift the stigma that says with fame there has to be drama. It is how you relate to your hardships and use that to evolve. And I try to keep real ones around me.”
On people constantly commenting on her weight: “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. But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life. Giving zero 🤬s is the most liberating place to be. Also knowing true beauty is something you cannot see. I wish more people focused on discovering the beauty within themselves rather than critiquing other folks’ grills.”
The question she hates being asked the most: “Are you pregnant? Get off my ovaries!”
On her secret Snapchat: I hate to say it, I hope I don’t sound ridiculous, but I don’t know what my Snapchat is. Sorry to that Snapchat. 🤪🤫🤐
In addition to Elle, Bey broke the Internet yesterday morning when she posted pics of her modelling her new Ivy Park line — with one pic showing off her famous booty.
Beyonce's new IVY PARK and ADIDAS collection is due out on January 18th.