For the upcoming March issue of Vogue, Beyoncé strips down and opens up.
She has a successful Super Bowl concert under her belt, a world tour on the horizon and a new album in progress. But according to Beyoncé's newest interview with Vogue, which was posted earlier on Feb. 11, the most important thing to the superstar is her one-year-old daughter.
Beyoncé has embraced motherhood and all the ways her life has changed since having Blue Ivy.
"Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body. I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever," she told Vogue's Jason Gray.
"I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame."
The 31-year-old singer said that although she was originally nervous about having a child, the support of her family and husband, rapper Jay-Z, helped get her through delivering her daughter.
"Everything that scared me just was not present in that room. So for me to really let go and really appreciate every contraction . . . it was the best day of my life," she said.
Blue Ivy was described as "my homey, my best friend."
The close relationship Beyoncé has with her one-year-old has inspired those around her, including friend and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Paltrow visited Beyoncé in the studio while she was working on her new album, and said, "I thought, this is how you do it. You do what you love with who you love included."
Does Beyoncé want more children? Yes, but maybe not soon.
"When I was younger, there were moments where I said, 'I'm not going to have children," she said.
"And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don't know when."