Here is portion of Beyonce’s interview….
She goes on to discuss how she is no longer defined by outside influences when it comes to her artistry. “Over time, I have learned to focus on the things I want to focus on in the time frame that I set,” she said. “I no longer have to work based on someone else’s expectations or pressure. I put enough pressure on myself! I love being 100-percent involved with all my projects and now I’m fortunate enough to do that.”
Her family takes center stage when it comes to the people who play important roles in her life. She said her mother, Tina Knowles, is her biggest hero. “She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart,” she said. “Everything I know about being a mother comes from examples she has shown. My mother has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful.” She added that her proudest moment was when she gave birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy.