The 1 Thing Beyonce Tells Herself to Combat the Haters

The queen has spoken. And no we aren’t talking about Queen Elizabeth II. We mean the queen of all things, Beyonce. Throughout the years, Bey has become so private, only allowing her fans to know what she wants them to about her life. So anytime she gives an interview, people are waiting with baited breath and hanging on every word.

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Well, Beyonce finally let a little bit of her wall down in her newest interview with Elle. Here’s what we learned:

Beyonce is no longer on a diet

In Beyonce’s Netflix documentary, Homecoming, we learned about the star’s very strict dieting habbits, but when answering a question about the last time that she went to a grocrey store, she revealed that she snacks just like the rest of us.

“The last time I went to a supermarket, it was more like a bodega before a Madonna concert,” she said. “Jay and I snuck into one in Crenshaw and bought some Cuervo and Funyuns chips. And…y’all know you see me at Target and I see y’all trying to sneak pics.”

She had to learn to love her body

Beyonce’s body has been through a lot of changes throughout her time in the spotlight. From having kids to dieting and training for huge shows, her weight is often going up and down.

“If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them,” she told the outlet. “But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life. Giving zero f—s is the most liberating place to be.”

Even Beyonce has a hard time juggling everything

Though the star makes it look easy, Beyonce still struggles to balance her career with being available to her kids.

“I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life,” she said. “Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family. Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”

Her newfound purpose

Before Beyonce became a mom, she was focused on being the best. Now, her priorities have shifted.

“Success looks different to me now,” she said. “Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger.”

“Being ‘number one’ was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”

How she combats haters

When you’re famous, you constantly have to deal with other people’s opinions about every move that you make. The negative comments do get to the music mogul every now and then, but she has a way to combat all that.

“I try to remind myself that I’m strong and I’m built for this,” she said. “Thank God most of the noise bounces off of me after all of these years.”