Oprah Winfrey sat down with the R&B mogul herself to chat about her love for Jay-Z and performing, but not long before the interview Beyonce was busy chatting about how there simply aren’t enough female moguls.
The girl power interview with Beyonce and Oprah just seems perfect. You have the queen of journalism and the queen of R&B sitting across from each other chatting it up, but are they are the only female moguls worth mentioning?
Of course not, but there are certainly a lot more men who have earned mogul status than women and Baddie Bey isn’t feeling that.
Blue Ivy’s mommy is the latest cover girl for Gentlewomen magazine – the perfect fit for Bey’s feministic ways.
During her interview with the magazine, Mrs. Carter revealed that she may be branding herself as a Carter now but she’s still in control of her legacy.
“I’m controlling my content, controlling my brand and archiving it for my daughter and make sure she has it and she respects it but there’s not enough of us that become moguls,” the 31-year-old megastar said. “And I think there are many ways to get there.”
It’s definitely too soon to see which route Blue Ivy will take to build her empire (whatever it may be… we’re hoping she sings like her mommy) but her mogul mom is certainly going to make sure she gets there, without any of the major bumps in the road.
Now that Jay-Z and Queen Bey have built their own empire, they can easily assist their daughter into reaching her own dreams without having to experience sweaty Houston days with no air conditioning like Mrs. Carter did.
“I just have memories of when there was no air conditioning in the new building and we didn’t have an office,” she said. “It was like camping.”
Of course, that isn’t too bad of a hardship to go through in order to become Beyonce. People would probably have a much harder time just putting in all the hard work, practice, and sleepless nights that Bey put in rather than the lack of AC.
Anyway, just as the “Dance For You” crooner made the plea for more female moguls she had the opportunity to sit and chat with one.
The interview with Oprah on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” won’t air until Saturday but you can expect to hear the curvaceous beauty discuss her marriage to hip hop mogul Jay-Z and her passion for performing – you know, the usual.
“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man,” she told the talk show queen. “It just gives me such a foundation.”
She went on to explain that Mr. Carter is more than just a husband; he was actually her friend first before they even started dating. We’re so glad he finally inched his way out of the friend zone!
“We were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any date – on the phone for a year and a half,” the new mommy said. “And that foundation is so important in a relationship. Just to have someone that you just like is so important. Someone that is honest.”
The journalism mogul then poked fun at Baddie Bey for being so closed off about her relationship with her husband. Of course, she didn’t really mind too much because it was Mrs. Winfrey herself who advised the R&B queen to keep quiet about her love life years ago when she was still on the Oprah Winfrey show.
She is certainly living a dream because in addition to her home life being damn near perfect, she is one of the few people who loves her job and still gets to make millions off of it.
“I feel so fortunate to do my job,” she told Oprah. “I love my job. I love singing. I love the way it feels.”
In fact, she loved it so much that even pregnancy couldn’t keep her away. Merely three months after giving birth for the first time, the “Countdown” crooner was back on stage doing shows again as if she was never rocking a baby bump.
Returning to the stage in that short amount of time also meant that she didn’t have long to shed those extra pregnancy pounds.
You may think Beyonce is some super human being who has absorbed the energy from all the beautiful things in the land, but she’s really just like any other woman and had to work her butt off after giving birth.
“I did a show three months after giving birth which was crazy,” she said. “I had clearly never given birth, and I didn’t know that I would gain 60 – 70 pounds.”
Well it took a lot of hard work, but rehearsing those powerful dance moves that Mrs. Carter is known for probably sheds pounds rather quickly and now she’s back to her usually bootylicious self.