Are you all ready for this year's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans where two NFL teams will take the field to square off against Beyoncé?
Ravens, Patriots, Falcons, Gryffindors, Chinchillas, Anteaters (I don't watch football), all I know is that whichever two teams win the playoffs this month will, for the first time, have THE HONOR of competing against the NFL's first one-woman team Beyoncé (the only sport I watch is Beyoncé). Needless to say, I'm putting all my money on Beyoncé this February 3rd. Beyoncé's pretty confident she's going to take home the trophy this year too because Beyoncé takes home everything. In next month's GQ article on the singer, Bey admits: "I know that, yes, I am powerful. I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand."
It is basically the most perfect quote ever for any situation. When whatever quarterback throws the big game's winning touchdown, I expect these to be the first words he utters. If my tombstone were to ever have an epitaph put on it, it will be this quote. I'm already chiseling it into my will.
This show of self-proclaimed strength proved itself yesterday morning. After that much-buzzed over February cover of GQ featuring Team Bey leaked online yesterday morning, the magazine realized her majesty could not be contained. You can't just bench a Beyoncé, and then not expect someone to make the entire world's day by not leaking it online. Either that, or it was purely Beyoncé's fourth talent behind singing, dancing, and giving birth to Blue Ivy: mind control.
The "Run the World (Girls)" singer isn't taking this upcoming game day lightly either. She hasn't just been training for this moment since her half-time performance was announced last October. She's been training all her life.
"One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete," she explains to the magazine. "You know how they sit down and watch whoever they're going to play and study themselves? That's how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, 'Oh God, that hair did not work.' Or 'I should never do that again.' I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I'm always eager for new information."
It's a classic case of pop music's most flawless entertainer never being satisfied with her own flawless being (she's a Virgo, don't blame her). But now that she's in her 30s and a new mom, she's learning to let go...a little. "I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I've reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I've sacrificed a lot of things, and I've worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it."