Beyonce on HOW she built her legacy, crushed stereotypes & PAVED the way for Black artists in the industry

Updated on Aug 11, 2021 05:37 PM IST  |  130.4K
   
Beyonce on HOW she built her legacy, crushed stereotypes
Beyonce on HOW she built her legacy, crushed stereotypes & PAVED the way for Black artists in the industry
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Beyonce has been in and ruled the music industry for over 3 decades, recently, the pop star spoke to Harper’s Bazaar US and reflected on her journey as the singer steps into her monumental 40th birthday in September this year.

 

While talking about her life and career so far, the Irreplaceable singer shared how she had to work twice as hard from a very young age because she was often the only Black girl around.  Breaking down the most memorable sections of her life, Beyonce told the outlet: “The first decade of my life was dedicated to dreaming. My teenage years were about the grind. If something wasn’t helping me reach my goal, I decided to invest no time in it.” 

 

The singer also admitted that she couldn’t afford to mess any opportunity up as a young Black woman. Intending to break all stereotypes of Black superstars (whether it’s falling victim to drugs or alcohol or the absurd misconception that Black women were always angry), Beyonce admitted feeling like she only had one shot to make it and she “refused to mess it up.”

 

From dedicating her 20s to build her legacy and the foundation of her career to her 30s where the popstar shifted focus to her family; Beyonce has aced in all aspects. She told the magazine: “I’ve spent so many years trying to better myself and improve whatever I’ve done that I’m at a point where I no longer need to compete with myself. I have no interest in searching backwards. The past is the past."

 

Lastly, talking about self-preservation in Hollywood and the music landscape, the IVY Park counter opened up about surrounding herself with honest people who she admires, “who have their own lives and dreams and are not dependent on me,” she said. The singer added: “In this business, so much of your life does not belong to you unless you fight for it. I’ve fought to protect my sanity and my privacy because the quality of my life depended on it. A lot of who I am is reserved for the people I love and trust. “

 

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