Beyonce’s 'I'm More Powerful Than My Mind Can Digest’ Quote Makes Her Sound Like an Egomaniac

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Beyonce GQYou know how there are some famous people who you can imagine hanging out with, and they'd be down to earth and funny and you'd instantly be BFFs (Brian Williams and Rebel Wilson, call me any time), and then there are celebrities whose images are so carefully curated, you can't really picture them outside of their glitzy A-list personas? To me, Beyonce falls into the latter category. She's always so gorgeous and immaculately presented and just such a STAR, I barely think of her as human. Beyonce's like Athena, sprung fully styled from the head of Columbia Records.

Her GQ interview doesn't do much to convince me she's a down-to-earth gal at heart, either. (Yes, there's an actual interview to go along with that jaw-droppingly stunning cover photo.) If anything, it makes her sound a little ... well. A little weird? A little egotistical? A little too into her own hype? Or maybe just really proud of everything she's accomplished?

Check it out, and let me know what your take is.

For starters, Beyonce definitely wants you to know her work ethic is second to none:

I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.

She can identify with the Super Bowl (she's performing in the halftime show this year) because she's also a pro player:

One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete. You know how they sit down and watch whoever they’re going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.

Also, umm ...

I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.

Okay, I was with her until that last bit. Yay for being empowered and self-confident, but whoa, lady, you're still a carbon-based life form like the rest of us. I'm not sure if she's talking about her celebrity status or her talent or her capabilities as a performer who's also a mom or what, but it's sort of a strange thing to say, don't you think?

Or maybe it's just that I'm far more drawn to self-deprecating, humble personalities. Beyonce IS one of the biggest stars on the face of the planet, so I suppose it's only natural that she's got the larger-than-life diva personality to match.

Finally, Beyonce also says that her blockbuster career gives her purpose in life:

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

Yeah, she's clearly a driven, hardworking woman -- but also intense like WHOAH. I'd wish her luck in her continued success, but I don't think she's going to need it. I'd say she's going to be a huge star for exactly as long as she wants to be.

What do you think of this Beyonce interview?

Image via GQ

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nonmember avatar melissa

I think everyones more powerful then their mind can digest. That's why we give our power away and let others control us.

nonmember avatar Molly

I think that "I'm more powerful that I can digest" comment might just be her wording things wrong... she IS powerful, and she's come to realize it. She has major influence over people! Things she says and does change people's perspectives, her behavior can lead others to follow suit. I think (rather, I hope) what she meant is more along the lines of "I don't understand how all this power and influence has come to me, sometimes I can't even wrap my brain around it, but I just have to accept it."

Or, she could just be being a diva.

nonmember avatar LizzieBorden

Lmao those are not her thighs! She has thick thighs + booty, after she penned the song "Bootylicious"! How is it on her right thigh there is no evidence of even a smidge of butt cheek? Nada because it's been erased away in photoshop to create a gap that is there. Keep dreaming Beyonce!

nonmember avatar Denise Salinas

Wow. Ironically the only one who sounded like they have ego issues is you Mrs. Sharps. Beyonce has been very honest in her life about how she has so many issues with anxiety and perfectionism that the only way she is capable of performing is to pretend she is an alter ego mamed Sasha Fierce. Much like Lady Gaga's costumes, sometimes it is easier to create a security blanket of sorts than to bravely expose your true self. So for her to be able to say she finally understands and accepts that she is powerful and does not need to hide it from herself is a huge step in her own personal growth. Sad that someone who has so bravely acknowledged her own battles to accept herself would use that as an opportunity to bash her. Not cool at all.

cleig... cleigh717

Lol @lizzieborden. Yea I'm convinced that all those tinseltowners r out of there heads. Most em neway. I think they sell their souls and inflate their brains. So their hearts shrink and they think the world revolves around them. For whatevr reason we keep them famous. Idk why . . .

cleig... cleigh717

And by inflate their brains, I mean air NOT brain cells!

2cent... 2centsCDN

I think its pretty egotistical to tell everyone that you are the hardest working person in the music industry, think it fine, but to say it during an interview kinda comes off as a dig to other musicians. And let's be honest, she was young and famous really early Iife, its not like she spent years playing clubs eating kraft dinner before she was discovered.

I'm not saying she doesn't deserve everything she has, just that she is no more deserving than anyone else.

blue82 blue82

Come on really we all know how fast MONEY TALKS....more money more don't take a genius

posh777 posh777

Crazy Beyonce and all them musicians, selling their souls and boasting bout it! Smh!. I really feel pity for them

nonmember avatar eghtr

her and her joe camel husband are so full of themselves, as are most so called musicians today, she'a an a-1 bitch when she travels hotel rooms have to be a certain temperature, fancy linens rose pedals in the bathtubetc etc the help is instructed not to look at her. she acted so shocked when congo west jumped on the stage, she was glad he did that, look at the tape the look on her face was as if to say congo i;m so glad you did that, thank you, and lets not 4 get when the baby was born they shut down the floor of the hospital, yea these people are full of themselves, have no talent what soever, good music and class died when the 70's ended

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