Beyonce has just released a new personal video which stars her husband Jay Z and adorable daughter Blue Ivy. The short film titled Yours And Mine commemorates the one year anniversary of her self-titled visual album.
In the video, Queen Bey cries as she opens up about her struggle with celebrity, views on feminism, and her thoughts on marriage. During the more revealing moments, as she discusses her complex relationship with fame, Bey sports short cropped blonde hair as tears stream down her face.
Below are some excerpts from her voice over and screen shots, via Mailonline.
On being a celebrity,
'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.'
'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,' the singer said with emotion.
'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.'
How she defines herself;
'You can't put your finger on who I am. I can't put my finger on who I am. I am complicated. I grew up with a lot of conflict and dramas and I've been through a lot, just like everyone else.'
'My escape was always music, and I'm so lucky that that's my job. But, if I accomplished all of these things and had no one to share it with, it would be worth nothing.'
On life, liing healthy, and death,
'I feel like my body is borrowed, and this life is very temporary. I watched my friend's body deteriorate, and to see someone pass on so gracefully put everything into perspective.
'We do not value ourselves enough, especially young people don't really appreciate how brilliant our bodies are. I've always been very, very specific and very choosy - very choosy - about what I do with my body and who I want to share that with.'
On marriage and relationships,
'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,' the former Destiny's Child singer said.
'You know, everyone's not good at everything. You know? 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*** 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.'
And the end of it is happiness;
'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.'