Beyoncé let fans into her life with her self-titled album and the On the Run tour, and now the pop icon is getting more candid than ever with her short film Yours and Mine. The 11-minute clip is a visual remix of the music videos from Beyoncé with the singer's musings on fame, family, feminism and more as voiceover.
“I sometimes wish I could be anonymous walking down the street like everyone else,” she says. “Now that I’m famous it’s really, really difficult to do very simple things.”
Adding that fame makes one the "property of the public," shes says, “There’s nothing real about it."
“It’s okay to depend on someone,” Beyoncé says about marriage. “It’s actually what we’re supposed to do. We’re supposed to depend on each other. And when you find the person that you trust and you love and you feel is going to respect you and take all the s**t you have and turn it around and bring out the best in you, it feeds you. It is the most powerful thing you can ever feel in your life.”
After reflecting on the term feminism and what it means to her, Bey expresses sympathy for men, especially Black men. “I have a lot of empathy for men and the pressures that they go through and the culture that have been created, especially for African-American men,” she said. “I have the same empathy for women and the pressure we go through — the woman has to provide so many things for their children. I consider myself a humanist.”
In the final few minutes of the short film, Bey shares footage of her husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy Carter while talking about family and her legacy. The film has been released to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the singer's stealth album release, and caps off a tumultuous and, ultimately, triumphant year for the Carters.
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