Beyoncé: ‘I’ve Decided to Give Myself Permission to Focus on My Joy’

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Beyoncé is the cover story for British Vogue’s December issue, where she hinted that she would be stepping back from music to enjoy her life.

During the interview, Bey revealed that spending time with her family during the lockdown made her realize that she wanted to spend more time with her loved ones.

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“I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life,” she told the publication. “I came into the music industry at 15 years old and grew up with the world watching, and I have put out projects nonstop.”

And we don’t blame her one bit. The Houston singer has been working pretty much hiatus-free for decades.

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“I released Lemonade during the Formation World Tour, gave birth to twins, performed at Coachella, directed Homecoming, went on another world tour with Jay, then Black Is King, all back-to-back,” she continued. “It’s been heavy and hectic. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how.”

She added, “Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”

The global megastar has often used her voice to speak out against social injustice and amplify Black businesses and brands. She explained why the work is so important.

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“Something cracked open inside of me right after giving birth to my first daughter. From that point on, I truly understood my power, and motherhood has been my biggest inspiration,” she explained. “It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued. I was also deeply inspired by my trip to South Africa with my family. And, after having my son, Sir Carter, I felt it was important to uplift and praise our boys and to assure that they grow up with enough films, children’s books and music that promote emotional intelligence, self-value and our rich history. That’s why the film is dedicated to him.”

Click here to read the interview.

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