While plenty of us were trying to finalize our holiday shopping over weekend, Beyonce held a private screening for her videos included in the newest self-titled visual album, Beyonce.
Decked out in a black, Tom Ford mosaic-embellished turtleneck dress and matching thigh-high boots from its Spring 2014 collection, the 32 year-old mother of one arrived in style at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in New York City (December 21).
During her Q&A session, the R&B singer talked about numerous things like that feeling of nervousness that came over her the night the album dropped and how her father taught her all that she knows as a business woman.
ON HOW SHE FELT THE MOMENT HER ALBUM DROPPED:
I just got off the stage. It was 11:30PM once I took off and I had a glass of wine and my cousin Angie was like, ‘Girl, you alright?’ Because I was talking to myself, because I was terrified, I was so scared and I already envisioned like the worst things that could happen, I’m like, ‘People are going to hate it, why didn’t I say anything?’ I mean it’s just things that we all go through, it’s just human, and I was just really nervous because this was a huge risk and when I landed, I saw it actually live on iTunes and you know you’re just waiting for the first comment and the next morning.
ON HOW HER FATHER & MADONNA INSPIRED HER BUSINESS MINDSET:
You know, I started my own company, and my father taught me so, so much, so much! And when I decided to manage myself, it was important that I didn’t go to some big management company. I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire and show other women when you get to this point in your career, you don’t have to go sign with someone else and share your money, and your success, you can do it yourself. So I found a team of underdogs, a team of women, a team of people that no one believed in, and we worked together and we stayed up all night and we were progressive and we did not follow the rules and we said, ‘Why can’t we do it?’ and I don’t think people believed, you know? I said to so many people, ‘I have an idea to do a visual album,’ and everyone was like ‘Ok.’ And we did it! And not only did we do it, it’s my company and I’m very proud of that.
You can watch her full Q&A session in the video down below. Also, peep her racy “Yonce” music video, featuring supermodels Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls.