Beyoncé Gives Her First Interview in Years and Drops Some Serious Knowledge

Beyoncé Gives Her First Interview in Years and Drops Some Serious Knowledge

She's come a long way since "Bug-a-Boo."

Published March 11, 2016

Beyoncé transformed into a literal work of art for the cover of Garage magazine. In a rare interview, her first in years, Queen Bey opens up about her proudest moments, her biggest hero, and why she loves being her own boss, giving us even more reasons to love the Queen.

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When asked about her proudest moment, Bey revealed it wasn't an award or an album, but something far more intimate. “Out of everything I’ve accomplished, my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter, Blue,” she said.

She also kept it close to home when discussing who her biggest hero is. “My biggest hero is and always will be my mother. She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart. Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown. My mother instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful.”

Bey also spoke about her creative passions outside of music. “I find myself most drawn to painting and photography. There’s a release and immediacy there that helps me escape from my other projects.” Not surprisingly, her “biggest hero” had a hand in that, as well. “My mother is a huge art collector and she always encouraged me from a young age to invest in art. I travel a lot and I love going to art galleries and museums in different cities with my family and friends.”

She also told Garage why she loves being her own boss. "Over time, I have learned to focus on the things I want to focus on in the time frame that I set. I no longer have to work based on someone else's expectations or pressure. I put enough pressure on myself! I love being 100% involved with all my projects and now I'm fortunate enough to do that." 

Beyoncé rarely opens up to media in such an honest, and candid way. Is this an indication of a new era of Bey? Only time will tell. 

Reimagined by Urs Fischer for GARAGE Magazine.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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