The Run the World (Girls) singer is an advocate of female empowerment and doesnâ€™t understand women who are not the same.
â€œWhen women donâ€™t have friends, Iâ€™m afraid of them,â€ she said. â€œI grew up around women, I believe that we can teach each other so much. Iâ€™m always thinking about how unselfish we are and the things we need to hear and how much pressure there is being a woman.”
â€œI try to write songs that will bring out the best in all of us and keep us close together. Put a ring on it? Thatâ€™s a nice little way to hint something without being the psycho thatâ€™s like Marry Me. Sometimes we gain, five, 10 pounds, sometimes more. Whatever. Sometimes you just have to embrace it and find the beauty in it. So Bootylicious.â€
While Beyonce, 29, is hugely successful today she believes she had to work â€œprobably harder than any artistâ€ to get where she is now.
â€œI had to grind it out, probably more than any artist I know,â€ she said. â€œOn the road with Destinyâ€™s Child we went everywhere by coach. We were sharing rooms and fighting over phones, even with multiple number one singles. We worked so hard. Sixteen hour days. Everything that Iâ€™ve done, Iâ€™ve worked so hard for, until my toes are bleeding.â€