Last week was a big week for Beyonce, or as I like to call her “Queen Beysus.” Her fourth studio album, cleverly titled ‘4,’ hit stores on Tuesday. So, to keep diehard fans, like myself, fully entertained, MTV cameras documented the past few months of her life as she preps a new era of music: The Year of 4…

As someone who has LITERALLY been in love with this woman since the ripe ol’ age of seven, this was just the biggest treat for me. You really get to see two different sides to her… and no, I’m not talking about Beyonce vs. Sasha Fierce. That was 2008. We’re over that… OK I’m not.

Watch and ADORE!

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In this documentary, you see [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyonce[/lastfm], the professional, and Beyonce Giselle Knowles, the human being. Beyonce takes you first hand into what it takes to be the big superstar that she is. There are absolutely no smoke and mirrors with Queen B. This superwoman works tirelessly at every aspect of her career. From making sure that the dancing in the “Girls” video is as authentic as possible, to the LIVE performances (yup, singing live is makin’ a comeback here, folks), to even choosing the songs that would make the final cut, Mathew Knowles should actually be thanking his little girl for letting him go because lord KNOWS what kind of stress he was under for the last… ya know… 15 years.

In this piece, you also get to see the other side of Beyonce as she does things she likes to do: swimming in the ocean, bike riding, and spending time with the ones she loves the most: her family. You see in this that simple things like picking up her nephew from school, or floating lifelessly in the middle of the ocean are things that keep her at peace. Personally, I adore Beyonce even more for the latter because I can’t even swim.

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The part, to me, that is the most endearing is at the “Girls” video shoot. She flew out Mozambique dance GODS Tofo Tofo to LA to dance in her video with her because her dancers were not gettin’ down with the get down. As the video shoot wrapped up, Tofo Tofo were noticeably sad to leave. Beyonce immediately remembered what that moment for her was like and started crying (and subsequently said “I’m a cornball” in the process).

UGH she’s just such a great freakin’ human being!

This independent woman makes it clear to you during this documentary that while “she is an artist” and “sensitive about her s**t,” she has full control of her destiny and is not afraid to fall flat on her face. The documentary ends perfectly with Beyonce stating, “I run my world!”

Beyonce – “Run the World (Girls)”


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