Beyoncé speaks on why she doesn’t show her full personality, and a look into her personal life on social media.
During a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Bey shares that she was so “quiet” back in the day because she had her eye on the prize, she was determined to make it big. She says, “less evolved Beyoncé could never f*** with the woman I am today.” She was so much to herself that many of her high school peers didn’t know she could sing.
“I wanted to break all of the stereotypes of the Black superstar, whether falling victim to drugs or alcohol or the absurd misconception that Black women were angry. I knew I was given this amazing opportunity and felt like I had one shot,” she explained.
Bey says that these days, she’s more focused on her family, and her personal life– which she’s decided to keep off of the internet. “I’m grateful I have the ability to choose what I want to share, she explained.” Beyoncé says she’s seen many people lose themselves in the industry. “In this business, so much of your life does not belong to you unless you fight for it. I’ve fought to protect my sanity and my privacy because the quality of my life depended on it,” she said.
“Those who don’t know me and have never met me might interpret that as being closed off. Trust, the reason those folks don’t see certain things about me is because my Virgo ass does not want them to see it….It’s not because it doesn’t exist!”
Beyoncé covers Harper’s Bazaar’s Icon issue 🤩 pic.twitter.com/qTtjqmPP5f
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) August 10, 2021