In 2019 Beyoncé Knowles-Carter released Lemonade on Apple Music and Spotify after it exclusively streamed on Tidal for its first three years. She released her Coachella documentary Homecoming on Netflix and an accompanying live album. She followed that up with a collaborative LP inspired by The Lion King, The Gift, and voiced adult Nala in Disney’s live action remake of the cult classic.
In 2020 she’s keeping the same boss energy and starting off the year by releasing her Ivy Park x Adidas collection that she also announced in 2019.
Carter created IVY PARK in 2016 and has since become the only African America woman to own 100 percent of an athleisure brand.
In a candid ask me anything style interview with Elle, Knowles-Carter shared glimpses of her new collection and opened up about how having miscarriages has changed her, her work-life balance, her alleged snapchat account and more.
When asked how she felt about losing awards, Knowles-Carter said success looks different to her now.
“I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift,” Knowles-Carter 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. […] 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.”
Although her work is fulfilling, Knowles-Carter said balancing her career and home life is her most stressful task.
“Making sure I am present for my kids — […] making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family—all while running a company can be challenging. Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”
Being a mom has taught the decorated artist so much. She credits her children for learning how to value herself beyond her physical appearance.
And while she proudly celebrates motherhood and her family, she’s still not ready to let the world in on her snapchat account where she allegedly showcases it all.
“I hate to say it, I hope I don’t sound ridiculous, but I don’t know what my Snapchat is. Sorry to that Snapchat.”
And yes, she does shop at Target. “Y’all know you see me at Target and I see y’all trying to sneak pics.”