An Audience With Beyonce is not quite something many can say about their magazine career(s). But British Vogue found itself in the midst of said major interview this week following the smashing interview with the US singer; actress, businesswoman, and so much more.
In the interview, Beyonce gets real about what success looks like to her; her growing family, and how the Black Lives Matter movement changed her as both a mother and a black woman.
‘I have become a better listener. Blue is very smart, and she is aware that there is a shift, but it is my job as a parent to do my best to keep her world as positive and safe as can be for an eight year old.
‘My best advice is to love them harder than ever. I let my children know that they are never too young to contribute to changing the world. I never underestimate their thoughts and feelings, and I check in with them to understand how this is affecting them.’
On what makes her proud and happy:
‘Owning my films, clothing lines, and masters is important to me. Your songs, your image and the way you conduct business do not have to be created from a commercial point of view or a male point of view.
‘You can decide what success looks like for yourself. Being number one does not mean better quality. And commercial success certainly doesn’t equate to being impactful.’
This issue of British Vogue will be available 6 November according to the magazine.