If you follow Beyoncé on Instagram, you may have seen her ask her followers and fans to submit video questions about her self titled album under the hashtag #AskBeyonce. Well, she finally answered those questions in a release party and screening promoting the album on Saturday at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She addressed how she was able to keep everything secret, the trepidation she felt before releasing it and how she was able to be so sexually expressive on this record. Check out a few highlights and then watch the entire 11 min conference in the video below.
“I just got off the stage, it was 11:30 once I took off. I had a glass of wine and my cousin Angie was like, ‘Girl, are you alright?’ because I was talking to myself and I was terrified. I was so scared. I had already envisioned the worst things that could happen. I’m like ‘People, are going to hate it! Why didn’t I say anything?’ Audience gasps and what not.—No, it’s just things that we all go through. It’s just human.—And I was just really nervous because this was a huge risk. And when I landed I saw it actually live on iTunes and you’re waiting for the first comment. The next morning I just was… starts dancing and smiling. Thank you Lord.”
Her personal life and being so sexually expressive
“You know I’ve always been very generous on the stage. I took all of my pain, all of my joy and I performed, I used it in my performance. But I’m very private, I’m very respectful. And it just took me no longer being someone’s child, you know? Once I became a mother, I felt like I could tear down those fourth walls. I just felt like it was time. I completely feel liberated and I felt like I could no longer create my art for other people. So I just felt like it was time.”
Check out the video to see where the name Yoncé came from, breaking the rules and more.
Did you have any questions about the album? Did she answer them?