Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 5:15 pm
In a new issue of Complex magazine, Bey Bey shares with us her thoughts on her talent and her ‘throne’ within the music biz:
“I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. I’ve been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else’s throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I’ve been building for the past 15 years.”
Beyonce also talks about Kanye, a long time admirer of the King B herself (remember his crazy defense of her at that MTV award for best video?). Yeezy actually brought Bey Bey to tears when she first heard his song ‘Runaway’:
“The fact that he’s belting out his pain, his confusion, and his anger, with no pre-written lyrics, was so moving. He’s singing his heart out for five minutes. He is so vulnerable. I love when an artist can be so honest.”
And of course, she talks about the ‘genius’ man in her life, Jay-Z. She considers Hovva’s music as more than music, insisting he’s a genius:
“Jay’s music is more than music. His lyrics have fathered generations. All that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. There are moments when I see his lips moving and I can see lyrics floating above his head and I think, ‘Wow! How did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?’”
Check out the rest of the interview and the photoshoot at Complex.