On Monday night, with less than a day until her new album’s release, Beyoncé sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan. We have the highlights from their chat about everything from being a diva to when she thinks she and Jay-Z will start a family:
On her Glastonbury Festival set: “Well, you know, I’m still walking on the clouds, I’m still kind of shocked. I think it’s because I’ve seen Glastonbury … and only amazing rock stars perform and it’s the coolest festival,” she gushed. “[To] be the first woman and first African-American woman … It’s a little strange when you think about it, but I’m just happy I was the first woman. Everybody was just united.”
On diva status: “I do [like being a diva]! Because I’ve met what a diva is supposed to be, and I’ve met Patti LaBelle and I’ve met Tina Turner and I’ve met these incredible woman.”
On lessons learned during her time off: “I learned a lot about myself. The biggest thing is, I love to perform,” she said. “I love music. I love what I do. I love singing in the studio and writing songs and coming up with video treatments. I learned balance. I learned the importance of taking time for myself.”
On those baby rumors: “I always said I’d have a baby at 30. But I also said I’m going to retire at 30 … Only God knows.”
On turning 30: “I feel like a woman. I feel like I’m very aware of who I am. I feel great and I feel like 30 is the ideal age [to start a family], because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards, and not be afraid, too polite — but you’re young enough to be a young woman,” she explained. “I’m so looking forward to it.”
Beyoncé’s not the only one with something to look forward to. With her new album, 4, released today and expected to hit No. 1, and a documentary about its making airing tonight on MTV, her fans should be feeling as excited about what’s to come as she is.
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