AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles releases a short film called "Yours and Mine" to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her self-titled visual album. It features montage of music videos from the album with commentary from her. She shares her thoughts on fame, marriage, and love among other things.
"I sometimes wish I could be anonymous walking down the street like everyone else. Before I was famous I was the girl on the hill with a guitar. I was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. Now that I'm famous it's really, really difficult to do very simple things," she said.
"I think it's the hardest thing to give up, but my mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim, never make excuses, never expect anyone else to provide me things that I know I can provide for myself. I have dreams and I feel like I have a power to actually make those dreams become a reality. When you're famous, no one looks at you as a human anymore. You become property of the public. There's nothing real about it."
One of the most-decorated and best-selling female singers in the world, she added, "If I accomplished all of these things and had no one to share it with, it would be worth nothing. You know, you need something real in order for any of this stuff to matter. You have to have something that is forever, something that's invisible."
"People feel like they lose something when they get married, but it doesn't have to be that way. There's nothing more exciting about having a witness to your life," Jay-Z's wife said. "I always considered myself a feminist, although I was always afraid of that word, because people put so much on it, when honestly, it's very simple: It's just someone who believes in equality for men and women."
"Men and women balance each other out, and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other. I have a lot of empathy for men and the pressures that they go through and the cultures that have been created, especially for African American men. I have the same empathy for women and the pressures we go through - the woman has to provide so many things for their children."
"It's OK to depend on someone. It's actually what we're supposed to do - we're supposed to depend on each other. And when you find the person that you trust and you love and you feel is going to respect you and take all the s**t that you have and turn it around and bring out the best in you, it feeds you. It is the most powerful thing you can ever feel in your life."
The mother of one went on, "Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy. You make you happy. And one thing that's for sure: The love I have for the music, my husband, for my child - it's something that will last far beyond my life."