I didn't think Beyonce could get any more powerful, but I was wrong. Beyonce says her first pregnancy has made her feel "very empowered."
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, the singer says,
"It's been great. I feel free. I feel very empowered."
Instead of releasing an official statement or, even better--a Tweet, Beyonce announced her pregnancy by rubbing her belly at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Get it? Because that's where the baby is.
"I was just wondering how it's going to be when one day I am pregnant and everyone's like, 'Oh god, I don't want to hear this again,' " Beyonce explained. "But I'm happy that people were happy and I actually didn't announce it in a statement. I said it's better to just show everyone."
So far, Beyonce's pregnancy style has been just as fierce as her typical style. She wore a Roberto Cavalli maternity dress and blazer on Wednesday when she launched her new fragrance, Beyonce Pulse, in New York.
And speaking of fragrance, Beyonce says she sense of smell has heightened since the pregnancy.
"I smell everything. If it smells bad, I smell it, if it smells great—I love it."
Weird cravings, heightened senses…women basically turn into X-Men when they get pregnant. What's next, you get pregnant and suddenly you can fly? Having someone grow inside you is strange.
Beyonce's got a lot on her plate. Walking around with a fetus is enough, but she's also starting her own label now, too.
"Balance. I am still working on balance and still growing," she told the Associated Press. "I am starting my company, my label. I want to create a boy band. I want to continue to produce and do documentaries and music videos."
She had me up until "boy band." But she's definitely hit all the marks in her own career, so the singer says it's time for her to help others:
"I eventually want to start directing for other artists. Once I know that I have my stuff together and I trust that, I can do it for other artists," she said.
And when it comes to her new role, Beyonce says she'll be taking cues from her sis:
"I have the best examples around me because my sister is the most incredible mother. My mother, I am so proud of her," Beyoncé said. "I see her and I could cry every time I think about her because she is such an incredible woman, so I just pray that I have the same bond with my children—child."