Beyonce: ‘I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand’

I didn’t realize it yesterday when we were talking about Beyonce’s GQ cover that the pictorial is by Terry Richardson. So… of course. Of course it looks so trashy and p0rny. Because that’s Uncle Terry’s speciality. You know what I spend too much time thinking about? I think about whether these white-backgrounded, antiseptic, sleazy-p0rny Terry Richardson photo shoots really affect the way men think about sex and women on an aesthetic level. It just feels like the fast-food version of “sexiness” – no art, no mystery, no shadows, no nuance, just clinical, too-bright photos of scantily-clad girls looking sort of bored and vapid. Speaking of, you can read Beyonce’s GQ piece here. Some highlights:

Beyoncé on her work ethic: “I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.”

…on her upcoming Super Bowl performance: “One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete,” she says now. “You know how they sit down and watch whoever they’re going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”

…on her power: “I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”

…on her work: “I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it. Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.”

Solange Knowles on her sister’s pursuit of perfection: “I have very, very early‑on memories of her rehearsing on her own in her room. I specifically remember her taking a line out of a song or a routine and just doing it over and over and over again until it was perfect and it was strong. At age 10, when everybody else was ready to say, ‘Okay, I’m tired, let’s take a break,’ she wanted to continue—to ace it and overcome it.”

[From GQ]

The GQ piece is pretty short – it’s only 2 pages, less than they would give to a male cover profile – and I would recommend that you read the whole thing. There are even more gems in there, including Beyonce’s thoughts on encouraging women to be financially independent from men, and there’s a lot about “The Beyonce Archive”. She has a working archive of everything she has ever done, said, written, sung, etc, and it’s all contained in a “temperature-controlled digital-storage facility that contains virtually every existing photograph of her, starting with the very first frames taken of Destiny’s Child, the ’90s girl group she once fronted; every interview she’s ever done; every video of every show she’s ever performed; every diary entry she’s ever recorded while looking into the unblinking eye of her laptop.” It also includes, oddly enough, THOUSANDS of hours of footage from her full-time “visual director” who has literally been following her around with a camera SINCE 2005. I seriously can’t even imagine living like that.

Photos courtesy of Terry Richardson / GQ.

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  1. Ranunculus says:

    Too bad that her powerful mind doesn’t worry about her body looking like a cheap hooker.

  2. Alexandra says:

    Will she ever take a lot at what she has in her archive? Nope.
    That sounds creepy on so many levels.

  3. kristin says:

    My eyes rolled so hard I got whiplash from reading that quote.

    I can see why her and Goopy get along.

  4. evadstructn says:

    nasty put some clothes on

  5. Tanguerita says:

    ego on steroids, seriously.

    • V4Real says:

      Is she competing with Kanye for the biggest ego. Bitch STFU arrogance does not look good on you and neither does that photoshop body.

      Besides I think trashy Rihanna works just as hard as you; she puts out new CD’s almost every year and go on tour to promote them. Plus your last CD didn’t do that well so I’m guessing you need to work a little harder cupcake.

    • Becky1 says:

      Yes-really! Her ego is enormous. I’m tired of hearing about how hard she works, how she’s the hardest working person she knows, etc. Lots of people work hard in jobs that are very demanding and lack the huge benefits that show business celebrities enjoy and they don’t go around constantly patting themselves on the back for the hard work that they do. Yeah, I’m sure she works hard but her kind of work is totally different than the kind of work most of us have to do.

      • deehunny says:

        You’re absolutely right. Think of how large her ego must be to have a personal videotagphapher follow you around SINCE 2005.

        She does realize that she’s uttering the powerful mind quote to the media, right? She must not care what the peasants think.

      • Edwin says:

        What’s wrong with hard work and becoming successful? this woman has never entertained what many people have said about her mostly bad and contuinued to work her butt off since she was five years old, dancing in high heels going through all of the constant criticisms it takes to be famous and now for once she decides to finally announce what people already know is how hugely powerful she is.

  6. Cece says:

    You are so powerful that you must show your photoshopped to death ass in mens magazine to sell your crap. Yeah you are so powerful.

  7. Christina says:

    But not powerful enough to prevent her head being photoshopped onto another woman’s body, eh?

  8. Good_as_Gold says:

    She just comes across as supremely arrogant these days. Her and her douchebag side-piece who likes to act all mysterious.

    That’s why I’m thinking she is boring now. And predictable. Predictably arrogant.

  9. Agnes says:

    “I’m more powerful than my mind can digest or comprehend”? My mind is definitely not powerful enough to comprehend what the hell she’s saying. Sit down and stuff a pillow down your shirt, you ego maniac.

  10. Christina says:

    The first picture is bizarre. Looks as though she’s about to sit down on a non-existent toilet. Has it been photoshopped out – along with all the rest?

  11. Riana says:

    I don’t really like her by I’ve got to say ifthis was her goal then she achieved it.

    I can appreciate the extreme calculation that went into cultivating her career since she was 15? or so and she is 30 years old now and still a huge name in the game.

    If there was ever a real interview that really picked her brain and dug deep I’d probably be really interested in that, not this desperate mess.

  12. Kiki says:

    I don’t find Beyonce sexy. Pretty maybe(in a pageant kinda way) but not naturally sexy. Everything she does comes off as too calculated,like she over thinks it, especially when she attempts to be sexy (like in the GQ photos), it doesn’t seem natural.

  13. Miss Kiki says:

    So powerful that she couldn’t say no to her body being shopped to within an inch of her life?! Right, you just carry on Bey.

  14. Cherry says:

    That little ‘anecdote’ by Solange about her 10 yo sister rehearsing for hours and hours really reminds me of Michael Jackson. I wouldn’t want to say that Beyoncé has more than 1% of MJ’s raw talent, but they were clearly brought up in a similar fashion, being drilled by their parents and exploited at a very young age. Indeed, as Beyoncé says herself here: ‘I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want.’ Very similar to MJ, who made Thriller when he was only 23. But as we all know: that story didn’t end well. So for me, hearing Beyoncé saying this sort of stuff makes me sort of feel for her. Although, yes, sure, she’s also annoying the hell out of me, showing off her photoshopped ass in her underwear and declaring ‘ I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand’.

    • BeesKnees says:

      I totally agree and was about to post the same thing. She was her father’s little project and what she lacks in talent, she makes up for in drive. Beyonce doesn’t know how to be a normal woman, everything she does revolves around her being a superstar. And she is very similar to MJ in the conspicuous consumption. It’s not that Beyonce didn’t earn her money and should be able to spend it the way she can, it’s that she spends it on stupid, lavish things that irks so many people. The whole archive room thing is so creepy, Lainey was so right in her assessment of that one!

      • Cherry says:

        Good point about the conspicuous consumption, I hadn’t even thought of that yet. Only MJ didn’t pose on the cover of magazines in his underwear. Even when he was still cute (early 80s). I guess the comparison stops there.

      • tabasco says:

        Let me first say: I am a HUGE mj fan, since forever. So, you know. Agree she so does not have 1% of mj’s talent, but i dont think the childhood or conspicuous consumption comparisons hold. there may be some element of similarity if she was her father’s project, but beyonce grew up fairly wealthy and i believe went to some private school and as far as i know was not abused. mj was abused from early on and was a major “pop star” by age five. b’s comment about “working hard as a child” made me think “is this ho trying to compare herself to other child stars/mj?” b/c, um, no. beyonce was not a child star or put to work as a child anywhere near on the level as mj. and, yes, mj was known for massive spending later in life, but that was pretty much after his incredibly lonely and isolated life and mental illness had taken over. mj never went around monetizing every damn aspect of his life (although his leech family sure tries) and mj was very committed to giving back in various ways. also, mj always attributed his talent and success to being a gift from God and saw himself merely as the conduit, whereas beyonce has clearly gotten her head stuck way up her own arse.

  15. Kaye says:

    Beyonce . . . SIT DOWN.

    Girl, please.

  16. Izzy says:

    She is also more annoying now than she can know. Ugh. Does her ego need its own seat on the private jets?

  17. Kimbob says:

    Hmmmm…I wonder if in her “archive” she’s included all documentation of her pillowy pregnancy. I guess so, it states it has everything…LOL.

    Like someone else said, I now totally “get it” why she hangs out w/Goop. I’m sure they fall over each other fawning over themselves. I wouldn’t doubt it if Bey got that “powerful quote” from Goop herself!

    And you know what? I’m not surprised or taken aback ONE BIT by that “powerful quote,” or anything in that article. Everything written in that article, Beyonce wears on her sleeve for all to see…so obvious.

    Here’s a celebrity that’s completely sold out & bought into every bit of hype written or spoken about her. And yes…the pictorial is photo-shopped to death.

  18. says:

    Her bullsh!t is hard to digest too.

  19. marie says:

    I wonder if her and Gwyneth try to out do each other when they’re together? I can’t fault her on her work ethic, she knows what she wants and she goes after it, good on her-she should feel good about it but it seems her ego has gotten away from her. It’s hard to congratulate a woman on her success when she dangles it above everyone with an air of superiority, it tends to rub folks the wrong way.

    I do want to say she looks good in the black tshirt, the body looks more like hers although the face seems to be a mix of her and Shakira?

  20. anneesezz says:

    If she loves herself so much why not have her REAL body and face in these pics?

  21. Nicolette says:

    B***h please! Get over yourself already.

  22. Vivian says:

    Ugh she thinks she is way more important than she is; her power is only linked to her being rich and famous. She does have some talent and strong work ethics but to plan and proclaim your greatness and power and archive/self shrine (way toi creepy) the way she does only shows the ego!!! It is too early to be saying bs like this.

  23. epiphany says:

    Am I crazy, or does that sound like a line right out of the $cientology playbook?

  24. Ms Kay says:

    “I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”

    *Samuel L. Jackson voice* WHAT THE F!CK DOES THAT EVEN F!CKING MEAN???

    • sillyone says:

      I was thinking more of Morgan Freeman’s voice on those Visa/Discover(whichever they are) card commercials he does, where you don’t see Morgan just his voice saying Beyonce’s quote.

    • Eman says:

      I am sure she refers about Sasha fierce that lives in her.. she is an Illuminati witch that’s all… I did my research and i found out that she did indeed made a deal with the powerful people in Hollywood to become more famous and rich.. in other world she sold her soul to the devil , as they all say, to get what she wants.. At first she was a nice girl, then she began acting trashy to influence the teenagers to do so and to make men lust after her.. In return she gets fame, money, power, etc. The pictures about her and Jay Z doing the illuminati signs are all over the internet. I hate to break it to her, but she is not all that. She is not a goddess, just a trashy b!tch, ruining the morals of the society.

  25. Bitingontinfoil says:

    -What, is she into $cientology now? Certainly sounds like it. Too bad her “powerful mind” can’t figure out how to dance without looking like an epileptic tweaker.

  26. Blondie says:

    Hey Miss powerful Beyonce, get back to me when you’ve cured cancer, achieved world peace, or ended all the suffering in the world.
    Until then, I guess you’re just a singer!

  27. lflips says:

    Disgusting. I have never been a fan of her or Destiny’s Child. I really wish someone would remind these people that at the end of the day all they are is entertainers, not gods.

  28. Bitingontinfoil says:

    Both her and Jay-Z were rumoured to have joined the $cientology cult a while back:

    By the way she’s talking – totally believeable.

    • Meredith says:

      Sure sounds like it. Great. More really stupid, really rich people for CO$ to fleece. Jay-Z, Will Smith, Tom Cruise. Ever notice how all these people have never finished high school? Talking like a CO$ person makes them feel smart, IMO. Just keep feeding the ego and they keep signing the checks.

  29. Mingy says:

    i knew she was full of herself, but damn! reading that was! next level egomaniac.

  30. andrea says:

    Yup, that’s definitely Goopy’s BFF talking. Sounds like Queen Bey is writing her own self-help book.

  31. Nanz says:

    Um, I can’t hate on Bey for this. It’s all true – she IS extremely powerful, she has worked incredibly hard, and she is financially independent from her husband. She has accomplished just what she claims to have accomplished. She’s owning it. It’s kind of hot. Is she an incredible bitch? Sure, probably. But I would rather a woman pat herself on the back (hard) than hear her say she doesn’t deserve it or that its thanks to someone else (like a powerfuk man). It would be disingenuous to deny her own success/power.

    Also, the pics are trash and I wish Terry Richardson would go away.

    • Meredith says:

      Yes, having a good work ethic and striving to be independent are good values to have. But isn’t humility a good value to have also? Clearly not present here. Her wealth isn’t the problem, her ego-in-your-face-see-what-I’ve-got attitude is.

    • BeesKnees says:

      ITA. It is more irksome when someone like Anne Hathaway or Taylor Swift is all “golly gee and aw shucks, all this attention for little old me… I can’t believe you all even notice me” and we totally call them on that bs. At least Beyonce owns it which I can appreciate. I still think she needs to take that ego down a notch though, she is a singer not solving the worlds problems. That archive room stuff still creeps me out though!

    • Cherry says:

      I agree with you. I can’t hate on her for that quote alone, either. I believe her- she worked her ass off to get where she is now and she probably has a lot of power in the music business. That was her goal, and she achieved it. Good for her. It’s the combination with that crappy photoshoot and her photoshopped ass that makes it annoying. Also, her choice of words make it sound like she’s NOT owning it, and even feels the need to half-assed apologize for it: ‘more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand’- BS. She totally digests and understands it, and is loving every minute of it. Just say THAT, Bey.

    • TG says:

      Isn’t Beyonce married to Jay-Z who is powerful in the music industry and hasn’t she been with him for years? So yes, she is financially independent but how much of her success has come from his help/influence?

  32. PinkG says:

    So she’s auto-tuned to death and that makes her powerful? Why oh why didn’t 12-21-12 happen?????????

  33. lucy2 says:

    I don’t know how she manages to get anything done, since her head is so far up her own ass.

    I have no problem with ambition, drive, success, and being proud of accomplishments, but the level of narcissism and self obsession she has cannot be healthy. She’s a beautiful woman and by most accounts puts on a good show, but saving the world she is not.

  34. original almond says:

    This is better than most Mary Sue fanfiction.
    Her power transcends her own intellectual capabilities, which is not saying much in her case.

  35. Granger says:

    These pics scream insecurity to me — not power. She had a baby so now she needs to “prove” she’s still a hot sexy babe and not “just a mom.” Pathetic.

  36. NC says:

    Y’all sound like some insecure bitches…get it together ladies. Work on yourselves, get rid of all the hate. Love Bey!

  37. Katy says:

    Bitch please!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my world she doesn’t mean shit, much less have any power.

  38. aang says:

    ‘powerful” women do NOT have to pose in their undies to stay relevant. shame on the president for even giving her the time of day. surly there are role models of colour who keep their on in public.

  39. Cortney says:

    Gah! That makes SO MUCH sense. I mean the whole photo shoot looks so desperately try-hard-sexy that it really only could have been Creepy Uncle Terry. Gross.

  40. Jess says:

    Digestion occurs throughout the alimentary canal and the result is feces. If her brain is having trouble digesting, that may be why there is sh!t coming out of her mouth…

  41. Princess Hot Ginge says:

    That quote is right up there with La JLo keeping life simple and beautiful by dressing herself and combing her kids’ hair.

  42. crumbcake says:

    She needs to get over herself. Seriously.

  43. Anon says:

    I can’t believe she said that, (I know, I know she said it SMH) but Wow. “Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. ”
    ― C.G. Jung

  44. Julie says:

    I’m sure there are a lot of things her mind can’t digest or comprehend.

  45. Sue says:

    Who talks like this?
    Prediction? A museum full of ‘historical documents’?!!

  46. tabasco says:

    I don’t get it. She’s acting like she’s some kind of revolutionary performer. She’s not. She’s beautiful, she’s talented, she’s made successful business decisions. OK. But the same can be said for many out there. She’s not a game-changer and she’s not terribly original. She’s become a legend in her own mind and kind of jumped the shark in the process. And I totally agree with previous comments – - if you’re so damn powerful, why the hell are you stooping to an Uncle Terry T&A cover of GQ???? This is not a good move for *any* non-desperate female celeb and certainly not for one who’s recently been associated with the President. Who on her team said, yeah, let’s do a T&A GQ cover shot by a noted perv shortly before the President’s inauguration, b/c that sounds smart??

  47. tabasco says:

    Also, Lainey’s post from yesterday on Beyonce is a must-read, if for no other reason than Lainey’s had a full-on stroke over Beyonce and it’s SO fawning, it’s really embarrassing. Lainey has definitely had too much to drink of the Bey Juice.

  48. Hope says:

    You know, I was fully prepared to rip on her just based on the headline, but I’ve gotta give her some credit. She might be batsh!t crazy, but she CARES and IS talented. It sounds like she treats her job like she’s training for the Olympics. How many stars can barely show up on time, can’t sing, can’t dance, or are too preoccupied living the celebrity lifestyle to even try? It might be extreme, but I admire her work ethic, one Virgo to another.

    • tabasco says:

      Yeah, you’re right in that she does clearly care and I do believe that she works hard, and she is talented. I actually think one of her biggest talents is her ability to bring energy – - you *never* see a half-assed Beyonce performance. That said, at the same time, I think it’s unfortunate that our bar has been set so low so that you get props simply for NOT being a strung out no-talent.

      • Hope says:

        LOL, ain’t that the sad truth? You’re right. I go to work every day and try my hardest and I don’t get any additional credit for it. But these celebs that lead such blessed lives and we pay millions of our collective hard-earned dollars to support are able to muck around all they like to the extent that, when someone in the biz actually treats it like the job it is, we praise them. WTf is up with that?

      • coolio says:

        Im going to play devils advocate here, but when I was reading it I felt like she was saying ‘I cant believe i have more power than I ever thought I could’ I dont know like she doesnt take advantage of all her hardwork. I know my thoughts seem vague but when I was reasing it it soundes like she just couldnt believe she has all these things cause she never steps over her authority cause she feels like she cant. But peoole on this site ate exactly right, theyre singers not gods.

      • tabasco says:

        @coolio – yeah, i was thinking for a second when i first read it, well maybe she meant something like, she never thought she’d have as much success/”power” as she does and she’s kind of like, whoa this is kind of blowing my mind, but if that’s what she meant, at this point in her career, it’s rather disingenuous. i mean, if you’re all “oh gee whiz, i can’t believe i’ve made it,” that doesn’t jive with “i have a temp-controlled vault to document every breath i’ve ever taken b/c i’m so amazingly important.”

  49. Bijlee says:

    …you know for some reason I thought she was pregnant again.

  50. Ann Carter says:

    at the end of the day, someone so lacking in humility, grace and awareness of the world around her, is just tragic.

  51. Luxe says:

    Me, myself, and I. Insufferable.

  52. Loulou says:

    Where’s the C-section scar?

  53. wilkie.collins says:

    I think you guys are looking at this from the wrong side when I heard it I thought she was admitting she has no thought process, just a tiny squirrel brain. And I thought after hearing her interviews she was right. She doesn’t have the brain power to comprehend much.
    To much photoshop it is killing the individual.

  54. Claudia says:

    She’s better than these trashy images. This is Kim K-style crap. What a shame.

    • Cassie3 says:

      Before Beyonce there are countless women who are disgusting.
      So what the hell is feminism when every woman who is known for being slut is considered feminist? Aguilera, Madonna, Gaga and many others do the same stuff and much worse.

      • Ramona says:

        Not saying that Beyonce is the first by any means however stating how powerful you are and posing like this is another nail in the coffin of feminism. Could she be successful and powerful without the scanty clothes? I grew up watching Madonna and hated how the scanty outfits didn’t match the empowered lyrics. These photos are soft-core porn (as are most pictures of Beyonce) and the dichotomy and our acceptance of it further proof that we as women are slipping away from feminist ideals. For some odd reason in society today taking off your clothes (for women) is a statement of empowerment. Just look at the red carpet these days. Sheer fabrics that don’t hide a thing reign supreme. Do men wear see through suits? Plunging necklines? Show side-boob?

      • Bijlee says:

        @ramona yes! Thank you! How is this empowerment taking off your clothes? I’m sorry ladies but I don’t agree, my kids might see that. The media is powerful and kids emulate what they see on tv. And pop culture is so much more invasive and a part of our lives then in the past. This is not empowerment at all.

    • Lindsey says:

      LMAO. Beyonce’s not the reason feminism is dead or dying. You can blame that ish on all “I’m not a feminist, but…” pop starlets and the Kim Kardashians, Paris Hiltons and Teen Moms of the world.

    • Lulu says:

      All nicely said Ramona. Unfortunately the power that women have over men is sexual and we resort to it as a kind of mindless fallback position again and again (and they encourage us to, you’d better believe it!). Because it is always there, and it will never fail us. It is our strength and yet also our biggest weakness. Those who strive to move past being seen as a stereotype will always be dragged down by women like Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga and any other woman who flash their bisquit and pose on the red carpet in not much more than lace. Telling themselves how powerful they are that they can make men drool and other women jealous. Clearly, from her posing, that is where Beyonce thinks her power is.

      Rambling – too much coffee, sorry.

      • Becky1 says:

        “Because it is always there and it will never fail us.”

        I disagree. Sexual power fades significantly as you get older and if you live long enough you eventually lose it completely. It’s a lot of fun to be the pretty, young thing but you have to develop other parts of yourself or you’ll get into your 40′s and 50′s and not know who you are. It’s a fleeting sort of power.

  55. Chrissie Malcolm says:

    I suppose that’s the kind of sh-t you come out with when you live so far up your own arse you no longer know what reality is. Pitiful.

  56. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Great comments all and yes Meredith most are high school dropouts and just entertainers – when she unites quantum theory with general relativity, a goal Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking didn’t/haven’t accomplished, call me; Otherwise, shut you’re trap – and like others I’m extremely disappointed the Obama’s cavort with this illiterate narcissist.

  57. Jaana says:

    Beyonce is one of the most stable, hardworking, self respecting pop stars ever born. she is a living legend. Go Girl!!!!!

  58. Lulu says:

    Wow, is she stuck on herself or what? Poor little Blue Ivy will likely have very little of her mommy’s attention as it has clearly been focused on herself 24/7 for a very long time now.

    Just wow.

    • Celia says:

      Yes, big mistake admitting in an interview that you tell yourself you deserve every ounce of your success and revel in your own power. The gracious response would have been “I have worked hard but I’m also incredibly lucky that all the ducks lined up for me at the right time”.

      Granted she is powerful in the world of consumerism – her music sells, she influences fashion, musical direction, etc, but admitting to that power in an interview makes her look naively arrogant. It also begs the question – what is she doing with that power? Is she using it for noble causes such as social change or just using it to shift units?

  59. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Wow, she’s really sold on her own hype. “I’ve worked harder than anyone in the industry” Really? Everyone’s fought their own battles. Beyonce comes from a very prieveledged background, she has always reminded people she went to private school and that her dad quit his six figure a year job to be her manager. I wouldn’t define growing in the lap of luxury while being able to afford hour after hour of rehearsal space exactly hard work. Can she put on a show like no body’s business? I mean, yeah. She’s an entertainer. But her over confidence dulls her talent. Seriously, no one likes cockyness. It’s almost as bad as those trashy Uncle Terry pictures.

  60. Would Vincent Cassel Wear This? says:

    “The Beyonce Archive”. She has a working archive of everything she has ever done, said, written, sung, etc, and it’s all contained in a “temperature-controlled digital-storage facility that contains virtually every existing photograph of her, starting with the very first frames taken of Destiny’s Child, the ’90s girl group she once fronted; every interview she’s ever done; every video of every show she’s ever performed; every diary entry she’s ever recorded while looking into the unblinking eye of her laptop.” It also includes, oddly enough, THOUSANDS of hours of footage from her full-time “visual director” who has literally been following her around with a camera SINCE 2005.”

    She’ll end up like Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard. I can just see her spending her twilight years holed up alone in a mansion immersed in her archive. Apparently her self regard can be seen from the moon.

  61. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    Beyonce should’ve put a ring on her own finger.

  62. LAK says:

    How can she live an authentic life if it’s all reality TV for some future archive to be reviewed 100yrs hence??

    That makes her bogus and uninteresting because there is a pretty high probability that she censors herself because she wants to project a particular image to future generations.

    That archive will literaly be what you see is what you get, without any layers of interesting material that fleshes her out and therefore makes her interesting.

    That said, how narcissistic of her to believe that future generations will be interested in her. The woman has made no ground breaking contributions to music or entertainment. Her music is copied or plagirised from other artists. Ditto her stage shows and and videos. Other artists may do the same, but they make it their own. Sadly Beyounce does not.

  63. Jayna says:

    Bey is breathtakingly beautiful, driven, and talented. I think she is a dedicated professional, but she can be irritatingly smug.

  64. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I was pretty sure that when Lozenge mentioned taking a line from another artist’s song, she would follow it up with a report on how she’d keep that line, and perhaps the rest of the song, too.

  65. Lisa says:

    It is well known In The music industry that she suffers from mental illness add tomthat she is bimbo and you have a winning combination for disaster such as we have right now with her career. She can’t even digest she s past her expiration date and no one cares anymore, Rihanna has taken over her spot in music.

  66. Moana says:

    VAH-MIT. There are lots of us who never bought into the BeyBey illusion.One of these days it’ll be crashin’ around her. Won’t be pretty.

  67. Asdfg says:

    I don’t really care for Beyonce! Her music’s okay but you never really hear or read anything good about her!! She seems very self centered!! I dunno… like, she tried to trademark her daughters name? Who the F does that? o_O

  68. floridaseaturtle says:

    We can’t all be stars, because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as I go by.

  69. Delight says:

    Yikes, you can serve dinner for two on that booty!

  70. TuffLuck says:

    This girl needs to get over herself. There are many doctors, nurses, first responders, teachers, social workers who do more good, contribute more to society and the betterment of others than she does….and do it far more humbly.

  71. dcypher1 says:

    Bey is so full of herself. The fact that she has a shrine to herself is disturbing. Girl got issues.

  72. Ms Kay says:

    Well I think they should use that line for her next L’Oreal ad… then Brad Pitt steps in staring into empty space with his Chanel No. 5 and finally both say at the end “Inevitable.” then we are good…

  73. C Money says:

    Awww, I know half the fun on these gossip sites is the snark, but I wish people would be nicer to Bey. I love her! I’ve met plenty of famous people, but Bey was nice and beautiful in person (and Solange) unlike some other celebs I’ve met.

  74. Good_as_Gold says:

    Honestly, I’m glad the opinions here one her are pretty much unanimous.

    I feel she has dug her own grave with her narcissism and inflated, out of touch ego. Why is it that everyone that works in the close quarters with that douchebag Z-bum gets some kind of supremely arrogant, trashy and nasty demeanour about them: Rihanna, Rita Ora etc.

    I agree with one of the posters who said she is referring to ‘sasha fierce’ when referring to the power inside her. I’m no conspiracy theorist, and have no obsession with the illuminati but certain things can’t be overlooked.

  75. Bolivar says:

    I’m can’t deny Beyonce is beautiful, or the wattage of her power – there are probably few things she does not have access to b/c of money & fame. I think gross “uncle terry” still couldn’t make her look cheap. That said, wtf is up with the bragging and the inflated ego? I guess she lives in a rarefied cocoon, and has lost touch with normal mores. I’m trying to figure out why her attitude bothers me – isn’t it better to be overconfident than falsely modest/insecure? Would it bother me if this was said by a guy? I think it still would- I find the constant self promotion and superiority are really gross. I have the same reaction to Paltrow – they make you wanna slap the wig off their head.

  76. Debra Johnson says:

    WOW. I am a middle aged woman. I agree with RN, when you reach a certain age, there is a shift in priorities. Disliking a beautiful, young, accomplished, African American star because she is and I am not is not me. And as I think about, at the age of 30 it was not me. I have no problem with what she stated. She does have a lot of power over a lot of young ladies. Perhaps this keeps her mindful of what she does in the public eye. I think the photos are rather provocative. But maybe she did this to send a post-baby message about getting back in shape? I do not necessarily like her music, but I do appreciate the positive things she does. She is family oriented. She cares for her child, she is a devoted wife. She works hard. And she happens to be BEAUTIFUL. And there are many other women, of all races, that fit that description. But we know when an African American woman is given such attention, it really riles a lot of people.

    • Sophistication4 says:

      I dont know your race but I agree with all you said. I am young and when a African American woman is BEAUTIFUL and successful young women of all races go bananas

    • Moi says:

      Hmmm I disagree. I’m Caucasian, but I don’t see color. Actions are what count. I like Beyonce. I agree, she’s a very hard worker, a good mom from what we have seen, she loves her man and she does have power…the power of being someone that a lot of young women (people) look up to. The rest is irrelevant. She’s never offended me in any way, only entertained me and made me dance in my car, gay bars and more. :-)

    • kibbles says:

      The only person injecting race into this discussion is you. Welcome to Celebitchy. Check out the posts on Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise, and Duchess Kate. People do not discriminate against their dislike of narcissistic celebrities regardless of their race. Beyonce is among one of those overrated much over paid celebrities. You admit that she has a lot of power over a lot of young ladies. It’s sad that someone with that much power, especially over African-American women, would decide to degrade herself by posing for a sick and disgusting white male photographer who is famous for objectifying women. The music industry degrades African-American women on a regular basis and Beyonce and her husband are thoroughly apart of that system.

  77. Anna says:

    Bey put a picture of her ‘pregnant’ belly in. If Beyonce did NOT give birth, which seem highly likely because if she really was pregnant for 9 months I’m sure we would have seen even more pictures of that belly. So if she was NOT pregnant, than she is a lier who pretends to be so wonderful. Maybe she was not able to get pregnant. I;m sure that was hard for her as it was for me. It is really none of our business. But she paraded around her ‘pregnant’ self in our faces so it became my business because my daughter, my adopted daughter, was watching and believing. If Beyonce lied to us and to the world, then all of my respect for her goes out the window.

  78. Asdfg says:

    You know what I want to know? Why does Beyonce not want the public to see Blue?

    I almost think Beyonce is using her daughter for publicity! Which is sad…

  79. HK9 says:

    If you have to tell me you’re “powerful” you automatically become less so.

  80. Jill says:

    Cant stand fake trollops.
    You arent powerful when you try to fake having a baby. You are a weak, cheap product and puppet of a superficial industry. You tap dance like the rest of them.

  81. anon says:

    Kim K #2 lol there friends now you know.

  82. bea says:

    Every single time I have seen this woman speak I have been SHOCKED not to see drool come out of her mouth. She seems incredibly dumb and air-headed.

  83. TheHeat says:

    I’ve never really understood this fascination with Beyonce. Like, she’s a beautiful woman who can sing…but so are a lot of people. I have never seen her as anything truly special; certainly not hop-hop royalty.
    I just don’t get it. Why hasn’t she gone away?

  84. Susan says:

    “It just feels like the fast-food version of “sexiness” – no art, no mystery, no shadows, no nuance, just clinical, too-bright photos of scantily-clad girls looking sort of bored and vapid.”

    Thank you!

    If we’re gonna compare photography styles to fast food stuffs, Richardson’s photos specifically are like Totino’s Pizza Rolls after they have been cooked in the microwave. Great for when you’re drunk and or desperate, but always leave you feeling like “WTF did I just consume?”

    I’d also like to add that these photos are a shoddy representation of femininity. These pics are about as feminine as a fleshbot is an accurate representation of the female body.

    Also, Bey, girl you’re trying to hard! Put your pants back on!

  85. Lil says:

    Dear me – she’s so desperate to sound intelligent she uses all the wrong words in all the wrong places. She should stick to dressing like a tart – at least she gets that right.

  86. Tyronicia Miller says:

    I use to like Beyonce I was so proud of her sucess and she grew into a very hard working beautiful woman,She changed over time if you work hard then YES! you deserve what you worked hard for by all means.She does not thank god no more like she use to,she doesn’t say Im blessed like she use to,something is not right with her anymore.The more she became famous she start to hide herself from her fans.Her baby is beautiful but I don’t believe she gave birth for one minute only because I saw the pillow under the red eyes didnt fool me Im not a hater she looks good and all woman don’t get stress marks after child birth Im one of them.what does she me by saying she is POWERFUL? I don’t understand she is rich and she is a entertainer but powerful?only GOD is powerful not his creations of the world.If being rich make you feel powerful then do you.I just don’t understand none of this weird shit! going on in the wirld today GOD help us!