NecoleBitchie: It’s very clear lately that Bey has been working overtime to show us that she’s human, despite being called names like “Beysus” from her super fans. Unlike huge mega stars Michael Jackson and Prince, who were untouchable and mysterious at the height of their careers, Bey is attempting to show through her HBO documentary and social media that she’s a normal girl aside from her extraordinary talent. Now, she hopes to bring that normalcy to her next album.
According to The Dream, who wrote Bey’s “Single Ladies”, she’s going for a more ‘regular’ approach on her next project:
There’s no particular sound that I think we’re shooting for–we’re just trying to make music that feels good. If you seen the HBO thing, which was great, we had been talking about doing something that showcases who she is and what she wants because we see those figures that are so out of the stratosphere. They are just these pop Gods, they have no wrongs, no bad days… She’s just shooting to be regular and OK and not trying to appease everybody.
At some particular time, you are doing music and it’s such a magical thing, you have to appease yourself and your soul for doing it.
Beyonce is somewhat of a living legend, is her attempt at being regular even possible?
In other news, Beyonce has teamed up with actress Salma Hayek and fashion house Gucci to launch a new campaign for women’s rights. Both stars will be the face of Gucci’s new global Chime For Change drive which aims to support projects for women and girls across the globe, and share inspiring stories through a series of 10 short films.
I have always felt strongly about equal opportunity for women. Girls have to be taught from early on that they are strong and capable of being anything they want to be. It’s up to us to change the statistics for women around the world. I’m honored to be in the company of women who live fearlessly and set an example for the next generation of young ladies.