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Beyonce on New Album: I Was Terrified, I Wanted To Follow Madonna’s Footsteps

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Nearly two weeks following the release of her surprise self-titled album, Beyonce is finally opening up about some of her fears leading up to the big drop.

On Saturday night, Bey held a screening at the School of Visual Arts in New York for the music videos that were released with her visual album, Beyonce. During the night’s gathering, the diva revealed that she was terrified to release the 14-track, 17 video record.

“I was terrified. I was so scared. I already envisioned like the worst things that could happen,” Bey shared with her guests. “I was really nervous because this was a huge risk.”

She continued, “I’m very private and I’m very respectful, and I think it just took me no longer being someone’s child … Once I became a mother, I felt like I could tear those fourth walls and I just felt like it was time,” the 32-year-old said. “I completely feel liberated.”

Six days after the album’s release, Beyonce sold over 1 million copies, breaking iTunes records and topping iTunes charts across the world. The star went on to share with her fans that she was inspired by Madonna.

“I felt like I wanted follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire,” she said. “And show other women when you get to this point in your career, you don’t have to go sign with someone else and share your money and your success, you can do it yourself.”

“Honestly I was at a point where I felt like, you know, everything feels the same  … That’s how I felt and if I could not challenge that, then maybe it’s time for me to do something else or develop more artists, which is something I want to do,” Jay Z’s wife explained. “I just hope that I continue to move forward and challenge myself, and I think now that I’ve become a mother, I just want my legacy to inspire people.”

The album, which is still one of the most trending topics on Twitter, was a huge surprise for fans. People across the world are still talking about the success Bey’s album had without any promotion.

“I’ve never done anything so brave in my life,” the mom shared. “The amount of personal growth from this project is unlike anything I’ve ever done. I took all of my insecurities, all of my doubts, all of my fears, and everything I’ve learned, I applied it into this project.”

Beyonce stunned in a black Tom Ford dress for the event, pairing the ensemble with black knee high boots. Flawless! The star took to Instagram to share the hot look with fans, simply writing, “I don’t pop molly …”

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PHOTO CREDIT: PACIFIC COAST NEWS

Beyonce steps out attending a release party and screening for her new self-titled album 'Beyonce' at the 'School of Visual Arts Theater', in New York City

Beyonce steps out attending a release party and screening for her new self-titled album 'Beyonce' at the 'School of Visual Arts Theater', in New York City

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  1. Baffled

    January 25, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    “…Jay Z’s wife explained”

    REALLY? Her name is Beyonce. Come on.

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Girl Power Prevails At The 2017 American Music Awards

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Music’s most amazing night went down Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. and we have to say the night was all about the ladies!

That’s right the 45th American Music Awards had some major moments and some major girl power starting with Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo got the show started singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”, but it was their solo performances that had fans going nuts.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and had everyone on their feet with a medley of her classic tracks and new single “Love So Soft.”

While Pink took her career to new heights leaping off the side of a building while performing her hit single “Beautiful Trauma.”

Christina Aguilera, paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a commemorative performance for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

But the #Majah moment of the night had to be Diana Ross. The Motown legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performed some of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.

 

Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

 

 

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