Beyonce Gets Personal in ‘Next Chapter’ Interview

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Beyonce Gets Personal in ‘Next Chapter’ Interview
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Beyonce has already done more in 2013 than many pop stars do in a year (a Super Bowl half time show, an HBO documentary, and a new album set to drop in April as well as an accompanying world tour), so it's no surprise that she sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an in depth "Next Chapter" interview to talk about her busy life.

Here's what Bey told O -- and what you need to know.

Beyonce and Jay-Z were friends first

Beyonce told Oprah she and her husband Jay-Z started out as friends, logging a lot of phone minutes at the start of their relationship. "We were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any dates … on the phone for a year and a half. And that foundation is so important for a relationship," she said. "I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man."

Motherhood has changed her

Since the birth of daughter Blue Ivy last January, Beyonce is a changed woman, saying the birth of her baby "made everything make sense."

"My daughter introduced me to myself," she said. "Everything just completely connected and I said now I know who I am… I wasn't complete before my daughter."

Of the elusive Blue Ivy -- who fans finally get a glimpse of at the end of Beyonce's "Life Is But A Dream" documentary -- the proud mom described her as "hilarious."

"She is hilarious and she is fire," Beyonce said. "She's very smart. She loves books … she's doing flashcards." Bey also dropped another bombshell: "I definitely want another child," she said. "Maybe after this next tour, maybe I'll have another baby."

Firing her father was one of the hardest things she's ever done

Of dropping her father, Matthew Knowles, as her manager after 20 years, Beyonce said the 2011 end of their business relationship was the hardest thing she's ever gone through.

"I had to tell myself at some point you have to be the adult your father has prepared you to be," she said. "We both knew it was time a few years before."

She thinks she may have caused the Super Bowl power outage

"I think I did," she told Oprah, citing all of her bottled up energy at this year's Super Bowl. While the power went out for 34 minutes at New Orleans' Superdome shortly after her electrifying 12-minute halftime show performance, Beyonce said she was pumped. "I knew I had it, I felt the magic," she said.

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