Beyonce rarely does interviews but in a feature for Elle magazine, she answered questions from fans from a variety of different social platforms.
She addressed her clothing line, Ivy Park, and talked about what can be expected with her upcoming partnership with Adidas. She says, “My mother instilled in me the idea that creativity starts with taking a leap of faith—telling your fears they are not allowed where you are headed. And I’m proud to do that with Adidas.” She adds, “I am excited for you to see the campaign for the first collection of this new partnership. It incorporates my personal style and expands that to include something for everyone. I love experimenting with fashion, mixing high and low, sportswear with couture, even masculine and feminine.” Beyonce also adds that her collection will be unisex.
She also opens up about the stresses of balancing work, being a wife, and being a mother. She explains, “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—all while running a company can be challenging.” She adds, “Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”
Although it’s hard to fathom, Beyonce does admit to reacting when she sees negative chatter about herself online. She says, “Yes, I’m human. In moments of vulnerability, I try to remind myself I’m strong and I’m built for this. Thank God most of the noise bounces off of me after all of these years.”
Beyonce also cleverly answers a fan question on if she ever goes to the supermarket or Target. She explains, “The last time I went to a supermarket, it was more like a bodega before a Madonna concert. 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.”