Goodbye Sasha Fierce, Hello Yoncé!

A Stunning Beyonce arrives at the School of Visual Arts Theater in NYC - Part 2

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If you haven’t already heard, Queen Bey paid a visit to the School of Visual Arts in downtown Manhattan over the weekend to host a Director’s Cut Screening of her new visual album, “Beyoncé.” Before the presentation, Beyoncé took the time to speak about the album and answered questions submitted by fans via Instagram. In her 10 minute Q&A series she discussed how she was “terrified” about the album’s release and ultimately shed some light on the same question we’ve been mulling over for a week now: Who exactly is Yoncé and where is Sasha Fierce?!

Beyonce Captivates the Crowd at her Album Release Party

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Upon first hearing the fifth studio album from the artist it was quickly apparent that this was not the Beyoncé we were used to. Some even went as far as to call the new persona “Sasha Fiercer.” Thankfully, Bey read our minds and answered every one of our internal questions in her own words. Here’s what she had to say:

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On “Beyoncé”:

“This is a project I didn’t think was possible actually. I have never done anything so brave in my life. And the amount of personal growth from this project is unlike anything I have ever done.  I took all of my insecurities, all of my doubts, all of my fears…everything I have ever learned over the 17 years and I applied it into this project. It’s interesting how motherhood changes you and it changes your perspective on life. I took all the things I wanted to change about myself and all the things I wanted to share and I put it into this record. I’m very proud of it but more than the music, I am proud of myself as a woman for taking the risk. The biggest message is owning your imperfections and all the things that make you interesting because I refuse to allow someone to put me in anybody’s box.”

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On getting personal:

“I’m very private and very respectful and I think it just took me no longer being someone’s child. You know, once I became a mother, I felt like I could tear down those walls. I just felt like it was time. I completely feel liberated and I felt like I could no longer create my art for other people.”

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On Yoncé:

“Yonce is Beyoncé. Ms. Carter is Beyoncé. Sasha Fierce is Beyoncé. I’m finally at a place where I don’t have to separate the two anymore. It’s all one. It’s all pieces of me. Just different elements of a personality of a woman because…we are complicated.”

 

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Comments

  • MiaSara

    Own ur imperfections but she wears a mound of weave and too light make up. Okay Beyonce.

    • truth

      Not hardly called for. She givin bk so hush

      • Guest

        Lol! She ain’t giving back ****! She’s ripping y’all fans off, spoon feeding y’all recycled BS! This broad and her different alter egos is getting old! Will the real Beyoncé please stand up! SMH & Lol

        • BionicBey

          so old and recycled yo pudgy behind ALL UP UNDER a story about BEYONCE. LOL go buy your faves albums and pretend the WORLD cares. :-D

        • shero2

          LOLOL, the real Beyonce been gone a looongg time ago. She is straight possessed now. Can’t believe ppl still buy into this, well actually I can- that’s what happens when you are brainwashed.

    • HotNtot

      actually her makeup makes her a bit darker…she has a naturally light skinned tone, all you have to do is look at her childhood pictures…and dont even question weave…they ALL WEAR IT… u change your harstyles sometimes to match your outfit….white, asian, black,…martian…NEXT!!

      • Guest

        Wow another Fakonce apologist! U know good and well she been looking like a white woman lately! FOH!!!!

        • HotNtot

          apologist?..im not offering an argument and .i did not buy her album…anyone with eyes can see she is not white, nor does she try to be…now run along…and make sure u drink a bleach egg nog

      • Growth

        I am a 26 year old African American woman. I have NEVER worn make up, weaves, extensions, or wigs in my life! We all don’t do it.

    • RHONYC

      i actually give her QUADRUPLE PROPERS for that shower scene in ‘Rocket’ in where she’s not wearing a ‘stitch of makeup’ (as my mom would say, lol) and she’s got those dreaded undereye circles that ‘most’ of us gals have to rebuke every morning with the power of concealer. now, THAT’S keepin’ it real! Lol ;-D

  • posh

    you are looking sweet yonce

  • DaisyPillough

    Why do you need alter egos and multiple personalities to just be yourself?

    • CLARENCE

      Sometimes being yourself doesn’t help all the issues you may have, and others around you may be even less helpful.
      So having your own assistance internally developed whether consciously or not, is in some cases the best solution available.

  • new

    Something new and unseen, Some creativity, something exciting and out of the box.
    Nope nothing new, very, very ordinary. This is not ARTSY.

  • JAYLUV1

    Ok so the dream came up with “yonce” which is her gangsta bey personality. Shoot jay is one hellava man to bring out all sides to her. Most people..new D…new she.

  • rene

    yea, I got her new CD for Christmas.

  • Hello

    Good album. I haven’t seen all the videos. However, I loved XO. The lighting was impeccable. And the adding the small detail of a light up Minnie Mouse head piece was visually brilliant in a very subtle way.