Beyoncé Was Asked About Getting Snubbed For Awards And She Gave A Surprisingly Candid Answer
"Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else."
Beyoncé just gave a rare interview to Elle, where fans were allowed to write in with their most burning questions for the singer. And when one fan asked Beyoncé about her notable award snubs in the past, she gave a surprisingly candid answer.
"I connected with Lemonade and I almost passed out when I saw Homecoming," the fan wrote. "What’s up with the people who give out awards? Were you disappointed not winning?"
But in her interview with Elle, Beyoncé shrugged off the snubs, and explained the deeply personal reasons why awards no longer mean that much to her.
"I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed," she said. "Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift."
She said that having miscarriages — and eventually, giving birth to her daughter, Blue — made her focus on her deeper purpose in life:
Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper.
And she alluded to lessons she learned from her marital troubles with Jay-Z, and how they contributed to her "quest for self":
I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards.