Beyoncé celebrated her 41st birthday on Sunday 4 September. Image via Twitter @BeyonceWeb

Beyoncé gets real about social media, self-worth and new music!

Beyoncé is one of those artists who fans don’t see often on social media. She explains that she controls her own narrative by only sharing what she wants.


Beyoncé celebrated her 41st birthday on Sunday 4 September. Image via Twitter @BeyonceWeb

Beyoncé is one of the world’s most loved artists. Although her music is loud and bold, her social media presence is quiet. Her 40th birthday is coming up on 4 September and she takes the time to reflect on the past 40 years of her life.

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The mother, singer-songwriter and businesswoman had an in-depth interview with Harper’s Bazaar and got into several topics including her teen years, new music and social media.

She opened up about how she processes the fast-paced world of celebrity culture. 

Beyoncé expressed gratitude towards being able to share what she wants on social media. 

“One day I decided I wanted to be like Sade and Prince. I wanted the focus to be on my music, because if my art isn’t strong enough or meaningful enough to keep people interested and inspired, then I’m in the wrong business.”


The 39-year-old said she is very intentional about the boundaries she sets between ‘Beyoncé the performer’ and ‘Beyoncé with friends and family. 

“My family and friends often forget the side of me that is the beast in stilettos until they are watching me perform. It can be easy to lose yourself very quickly in this industry. It takes your spirit and light, then spits you out.”

 Beyoncé further mentioned that so much of her life is reserved for the people she loves and trusts the most.

“Those who don’t know me and have never met me might interpret that as being closed off”. 

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Beyoncé shared that she has been in the studio for a year and a half now and feels the world is ready to love and laugh again, after so much time in isolation. 

She is an artist who takes time in perfecting her craft and mentions that it can take up to a year to find the right kick or snare. 

“One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio.”

Beyoncé’s last album release was last year when she released the deluxe edition of The Lion King: The Gift.