Beyonce's pregnancy has been the subject of tabloid fodder for over a year now, and the superstar singer had stayed quiet until her recent interview with GQ. Beyonce opened up about the rumors during the interview, which wasn't included in the print version, revealing that she felt like she needed to protect her mother and sister from the negativity.
"I felt like I kind of had to protect my mother, because when people made up the silliest rumor about me not really being pregnant, she was there when I went through all of those things. And my sister. They were very, very defensive. It's not personal to me, and it comes along with the job, but the lack of respect—people will just go too far sometimes."
Beyonce also went a step further and talked about giving birth to Blue Ivy, and how it changed her life.
"When I gave birth, that was the first time I truly let go and surrendered. And it taught me how amazing that feels... giving birth made me realize the power of being a woman. I have so much more substance in my life. And expressing that excitement and that sensuality and the connection I have with my husband—I'm a lot more comfortable with that now. I actually feel like my child introduced me to myself."