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Beyonce is starting to open up just a little bit more about motherhood now that Blue Ivy is 8 months old. When the singer had a chat with Anderson Cooper last month on his show, “Anderson Live,” her main point of business was her World Humanitarian Day, I Was Here, effort, but Bey also shared a little bit about Beyonce, the mother, and what kind of dad Jay-Z is.
Though you might assume two megastars like the Carters would have nannies around 24/7 to handle some of the non-pleasantries of parenthood like changing diapers, Beyonce insists she and the Jigga man love it all.
“Actually, [Jay-Z] is very good,” she told Andersoon. “We both [change diapers]. I love changing diapers, I love it. I love every moment of it, it’s so beautiful. I love it all.”
Staying true to her talents, Beyonce also says she has a tendency to belt out lullabies for little Blue, saying:
“I make up actually a lot of crazy, corny songs.”
For now, that’s as far as it goes though, considering Blue Ivy probably wouldn’t know what to do if she saw her mother in full-blown, Sasha Fierce performance mode.
“I’m Mommy and when [Blue] sees me — today was the first time she saw me perform in rehearsal — she was very confused.”
Check out the clips of Beyonce’s interview below which will air during season 2 of “Anderson Live.”
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Beyonce’s music video “I Was Here” for the UN’s World Humanitarian Day campaign generated one billion messages encouraging people to do a good deed on Sunday.
The campaign is designed to increase the amount of good deeds done by ordinary people, and additionally, to give something back to those partaking humanitarian work. The campaign asked people to help others on Sunday by making sandwiches for the homeless or volunteering at a local charity.
“The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope,” the UN said in a statement. “World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.”
As previously reported, Beyonce performed her song “I Was Here,” from her latest album “4,” at the United Nations in New York last week to promote World Humanitarian Day. The performance was taped and the music video debuted Sunday.
Check out the video and the list of celebs who participated in World Humanitarian Day on EurWeb.com.
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Beyonce’s push to make an impact on World Humanitarian Day this year seems to have come out of the blue, but in an interview with Anderson Cooper on AC 360, the singer finally explained what inspired her to encourage her fans to do something for someone else this year.
Beyonce talked about being drawn to raise awareness after finding out about the 22 humanitarians who were killed in an explosion in Baghdad, and when Anderson asked why she attached her song, “I was Here” to the effort, she said this:
“[The song] says, ‘I want to leave my footprints in the sands of time’ and it basically is all of our dreams, I think. And that’s leaving our mark on the world. I feel like we all want to know that our life meant something.
“We all have our purpose and we all have our strengths and I don’t know if it’s selfish or unselfish, but it feels so wonderful to do something for someone else. And I think for the U.N to want to include the whole world was something important, and that’s what I represent.”
U.N. under-secretary-general and emergency relief coordinator Valerie Amos joined Beyonce on AC 360 and talked about the organization’s goal of reaching one billion people on August 19 when Beyonce reveals her new “I Was Here” video. Speaking on the United Nations‘ involvement in the campaign, she said:
“This is really about saying to everyone out there that this is a day that’s both a commemoration because there are a lot of people who lose their lives trying to help people. But it’s also a celebration of the things that people do.”
Check out a clip from the interview below. Are you planning on participating in World Humanitarian Day?
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