Beyoncé: Motherhood Shouldn't Stop You

As speculation mounts about her due date, we revisit her AP interview about pregnancy and life as a working mom.

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In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Beyoncé talked about everything from her new fragrance to her relationship with her fans to her vision for creating a boy band. It seems that anyone who thought pregnancy and motherhood would slow the 30-year-old's career was dead wrong. Read some excerpts:

On her pregnancy: It is the most powerful creation for you to be able to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift, nothing more empowering.

On her business plans: I am starting my company, my label. I want to create a boy band. I want to continue to produce and do documentaries and music videos. I eventually want to start directing for other artists. Once I know that I have my stuff together and I trust that, I can do it for other artists. I see so many male artists building these empires and passing their knowledge on to other artists and development. I see myself doing the same thing and hopefully other younger artists when they grow up and they have been around for 15, 20 years, they can do the same thing.

On whether the baby will go everywhere with her: Yes, I will probably be that way. I am sure I will. I think that it shouldn't stop you. I think of course my life is going to change, and I definitely will make sacrifices, but you know, I think I will be able to bring hopefully my little rider with me.

On how she keeps her energy up: I think it is just passion. When you are excited about something, you don't have to think about your energy. It is natural and comes from adrenaline. It is important that I don't look at this as like an illness. I am not sick. I am the same woman and I have the same passions. 

Read more at the Associated Press.

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