Beyonce is not exactly chatty type and her introvert nature with the press even led to her getting some flakes from Wendy, who accused her of talking like a “baby”. But she broke this circle by giving a rare interview to Garage magazine where she opened up like she has rarely done in the past.
The interview which will be featured on the magazine’s Spring/Summer issue comes after the Queen unveiled her art collab cover photo late last month.
Beyonce opened up on her love of art as an outlet, and the artists she likes;
I find myself most drawn to painting and photography. There’s a release and an immediacy there that helps me escape from my other projects.”
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. I’m really into the work of Kara Walker, Tracey Emin, Aaron Young, and Donald Judd.”
Beyonce also gave fans a summer reading list, which confirms the fact that she is a true thoroughbred feminist;
I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take To Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”
She also explained why she loves being her own boss and her biggest hero and accomplishment.
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.”
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 has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful.”
“Out of everything I’ve accomplished, my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue.”
I know Beyhives will be lashing on this interview for days and probably months to come. But I still think she kind of dictated the direction of the interview. Because it doesn’t seem like Garage magazine got into her brain in anyway or is this just my own misguided notion. We’ll have to wait for the full magazine feature to find out