In the March issue of Los Angeles Confidential, Beyonce shows she's pretty fierce in a one-piece bathing suit. The booty-shaking singer opened up to the magazine about maintaining her sanity while keeping her marriage to rapper Jay-Z out of the scrutinizing public eye.
On her marriage with rapper Jay-Z: "This is my first relationship. I'm very private and, of course, I don't talk about it, but I'm very, very happy, that's all I'll say. We were together for a really long time before we got married; we were in no rush. We don't have a normal relationship because of our careers. But celebrity or not, you go through the exact same things. We're not perfect, it's just natural for people to start rumors and try to break things up.
You can try to defend it, but it’s difficult when you read things and people are always asking. You have to have a very strong relationship, way stronger than people who aren’t being scrutinized."
On Twitter On empowering women through music: "I didn't write ['If I Were a Boy'], but that song is so perfect. It's so refreshing. It's definitely something that will last forever. I felt like I was singing for every woman in the world. I feel like I'm an artist who says a lot of the things in my music that women want to say or need to hear.
Fans always tell me, 'You got me through this argument with my boyfriend,' or, 'Because of you I was strong enough to stick it through.'"