Beyoncé: Schoolyard Tough?
Beyoncé will perform during this year's Super Bowl halftime show, and she won't be alone. Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will take the stage with the superstar for a few numbers on Feb. 3. On Friday, according to Billboard, the pop trio released their first new song in years, entitled "Nuclear." The Pharrell Williams-produced cut is a precursor to their upcoming best-of album, Love Songs, which will hit shelves on Jan. 29.
"Nuclear" is featured on Destiny's Child upcoming compilation album, "Love Songs." The 14-track album will be composed of romantic-themed songs that the ladies recorded between 1997-2004 except for "Nuclear."
Rowland and Williams will join Beyoncé onstage during her Super Bowl half-time show and perform a medley of their hits before she closes her set with a new song of her own.
The release of "Nuclear" follows news that Beyoncé will sing the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony this month. She is featured on the February cover of GQ magazine, to whom she revealed that she used to be a bit of a street tough.
Back in the day, the thing that made her fiercest was protecting her younger sibling. Solange recalls how Beyoncé defended her when they were teens. "I can't tell you how many times in junior high school, how many boys and girls can say Beyoncé came and threatened to put some hands on them if they bothered me," Solange says with a laugh. Beyoncé says she harnessed that same temper to bolster her nerve and fuel her work. "I used to like when people made me mad," she says in the HBO documentary, remembering her suburban Texas childhood, which was shaped (some would say cut short) by her determination to be a star. "I'm like, 'Please piss me off before the performance.' I used to use everything." As Jay-Z rapped of Beyoncé at the beginning of her 2006 hit "Déjà Vu," "She about to steam. Stand back."
"You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don't make as much money as men do. I don't understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat?" she says in her film, which begins with her 2011 decision to sever her business relationship with her father. "I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let's face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what's sexy. And men define what's feminine. It's ridiculous."
Beyoncé has also revealed the title of her upcoming HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, premiering Feb. 17, reports Shadow and Act.