Beyonce Talks Getting ‘Lost’ in Blue Ivy, Performing

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Beyonce's GQ photo shoot caused quite a stir on the Internet. (Terry Richardson/GQ)

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The singer is still Bootylicious! (Terry Richardson/GQ)

Beyonce is as famous for her work ethic as she is for attitude, choreography, and epic hair. And now it seems motherhood will get the same commitment and flair.

In a new profile from GQ magazine, accompanied by a super sexy Terry Richardson shoot (which caused a major stir on the Internet Wednesday), Mrs. Jay-Z says that, before having one-year-old Blue Ivy, being onstage was the closest she came to free.

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“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it,” she tells the mag. “Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.”

By “lost” the 31-year-old singer means disconnected from the pangs of the road to superstardom: incessant rehearsal, sacrificing her youth, and overcoming the shy schoolgirl from Houston, Texas, to become Sasha Fierce.

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“I have very, very early‑on memories of her rehearsing on her own in her room,” Bey’s sister, Solange, tells GQ. I specifically remember her taking a line out of a song or a routine and just doing it over and over and over again until it was perfect and it was strong.”

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