Beyonce gets political
Beyonce might be an unlikely inspiration for the revolutionaries of Egypt who are fighting to liberate the country from tyranny, but according to the singer, she could spot that Egyptians were ready for change.
Beyonce told Harpers Bazaar, 'There were a lot of women in the audience in burkas. They were singing along to Irreplaceable – it was amazing! Some of the men got really upset! They were like to their women, 'We have to get you out of here'....I guess some of them (men) do get annoyed. But I never want to do 'the banner thing'. I don’t really feel that it’s necessary to define it. It’s just something that’s kind of natural for me, and I feel like...you know...it’s, like, what I live for. I need to find a catchy new word for feminism, right? Like Bootylicious.'
Beyonce also admitted that her role model was everyone's favourite Gooper, Gwyneth Paltrow. Beyonce said, 'She pushes her boundaries all the time. You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day.' While Gwyneth reciprocated with equally gushing praise, saying, 'She is what it means to be a superstar. No one else can sing and dance like that, while having humour and genuine bursting sweetness. She has her own recipe for it...'
Girls, girls: get a room!