Although it is NBA All-Star weekend, Beyonce once again stole the spotlight during a major sporting event; similar to her domination of the Super Bowl. All eyes were glued to their TV screens for 2.5 hours last night (February 16, 2013) as the diva sat down with Oprah for a "Oprah Next Chapter" interview prior to the premiere of her HBO documentary, "Life Is But A Dream."
During her sit down with the talk show maven, the singer shared that she believes she was the cause of the infamous power outage at the Super Bowl. "I think I did… I couldn't believe that happened. It was so surreal. My husband said, ‘And the power’s out.’ And I’m like yeah right, that’s funny. And he’s like ‘No, look at the TV.’" The diva also touched on her firing of her father, ("It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done") and the desire for another child possibly after her next album and tour. We didn't learn much we did not already know from the interview with Oprah. The real revelations were saved for the documentary, including what everyone has been waiting for - more pictures and footage of the star's daughter, Blue Ivy.
The one and a half hour special showcased a range of footage from a vulnerable Beyonce opening up about the struggle of having her dad continue as her manager to her devastation over her miscarriage. To silence the critics, the mother also revealed video of her nude pregnant body and baby bump. For fans who were tired of the same concert footage and old home movies, they were treated to unreleased performances from her sold out shows at Revel Resorts in Atlantic City and an intimate date night with hubby Jay-Z, while the two serenaded each other with a Cold Play song.
Teasing up until the very end, Beyonce expertly edited the documentary to build up to the unveiling of Blue Ivy, whose face has been shrouded in secrecy; minus a few minor glimpses here and there. Bringing Blue out for a brief moment during her confessional interview, Beyonce lovingly held her daughter and kissed her cheek as she displayed her for the cameras.
Mrs. Carter is later shown holding, feeding and rocking Blue during a large family gathering. In one of the more touching moments of the film, Mathew Knowles is shown rocking his granddaughter as he sings to her. While not groundbreaking or earth-shattering, the doc is a new - albeit small- glimpse into the world of the fiercely private megastar. In true Beyonce style, she revealed just enough to satisfy her fans, yet keep them wanting more. As she so perfectly summed up in "Life Is But A Dream" besides her voice or her art as she calls it, all the other things "are not your business."
What did you think of the Oprah interview and the documentary? In case you missed either one, you can view both videos online at The Heat 757.