Oprah Winfrey sat down with multiplatinum artist, 17-time Grammy winner and global superstar Beyoncé for an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Her revelations, on the Feb. 16 special episode, were both riveting and charming — there’s a reason she’s referred to as Queen B.
Beyonce Talks About Jay-Z
“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. And it just gives me such a foundation.” He’s helped her “on so many levels,” she says.
Beyonce notes, ”We were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any dates. We were on the phone for a year and a half, and that foundation is so important for a relationship. Just to have someone who you just like is so important, and someone [who] is honest.”
Oprah recalls, “I remember the first time you were on the Oprah show, I told you, ‘Don’t go around telling people who you’re dating.’ I think you took that all the way. Don’t tell people who you’re dating, but you can tell people who you’re married to, OK?”
As a dad, Jay-Z is “a different human being,” Beyonce says.
Beyonce Talks About Blue Ivy & Her Miscarriage
Beyonce was asked why she revealed her miscarriage in the documentary.
“I felt like there are so many couples that go through that and it was a big part of my story. It was one of the hardest things I’ve been through. It was one of the reasons I did not reveal that I was pregnant the second time. You don’t know what’s going to happen. It was hard,” Beyonce said.
Thankfully, Beyonce’s daughter came after — she was the positive light that shined after a dark time.
“She is hilarious and she is fire. Lord am I going to have me a time. She’s very smart. She’s doing flashcards. She’s beautiful,” Beyonce said.
So when will we see another baby? “I definitely want another child. After this next tour, maybe I’ll have another baby.”
Beyonce Talks About Her Dad
“Talk some about letting your father go as your manager,” Oprah asks Beyonce.
Beyonce says, “It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding. When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock. And we had our issues. I’d say ‘No’ to something, and he’d book it anyway. Then I’d have to do it because I’d look bad [if I didn't]. We would fight sometimes, and it took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realize, ‘Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t wanna do something, I can’t make her do it.’”
Beyonce’s mom, Tina Knowles, filed for divorce from Mathew Knowles on November 11, 2009, after several reports about Mathew’s affair with actress Alexsandra Wright had surfaced. Alexsandra has a son, Nixon, who was proven to be Mathew’s after a paternity test was issued.
Beyonce Loves Performing
No matter how many kids Beyonce ends up having, she’ll always hold performing dear to her heart. “I feel so fortunate to do my job. I love my job,” she gushed. “I love singing. I love the way it feels.”
Oprah’s interview served as a lead in to Beyonce’s documentary on HBO, Life Is But A Dream, airing at 9PM ET. Oprah calls the documentary “a game changer.”