Okay, I admit it, I was one of those people who believed that Beyonce used a pregnancy surrogate to give birth to Blue Ivy. It started when I saw her stomach fold in half in that interview, and it ended just now when I watched the preview for her upcoming HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream. It was fun while it lasted, but there are actual pictures of her mini baby bump and shots of early sonograms, so I’m inclined to believe it. Maybe some of the rest of you conspiracy theorists are hanging on, thinking there are ways of faking all this, but it just seems like a lot of extra work for not a lot of payoff, so I’m gonna let it go and enjoy the hell out of this documentary.
Part of what I like about Beyonce is she’s always seemed really down-to-earth to me. She’s open with her desire to be private, if that makes sense?
“I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself? How do I stay current, how do I stay soulful? I felt like I had been so commercially successful, it wasn’t enough. It’s something really stressful about having to keep up with that. You can’t express yourself, you can’t grow. It is the battle of my life, so I set a goal. And my goal was — independence. [...] People see celebrities and they have money and fame. But I’m a human being; I cry, I get scared, I get nervous, just like everyone else. Power is not given to you, you have to take it. You’re playing a part in a much bigger show. And that’s what life is.”
Word, girl, word. I’m glad she’s making a documentary, honestly, because all I really know about her is her music, which I’m obsessed with, and the back of Blue Ivy’s head, which I’ve grown tired of. Oh and the absurd amounts of money she and Jay-Z throw at the front of her head, like a $1 million nursery at Barclays or a $200,000 first birthday party, including an $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie. Which sounds pretty absurd for someone who doesn’t even know how to find her own nose yet. But here’s the thing about that. If you were, like, the richest thing ever, and you were married to another richest thing ever, and then you guys had a baby together and the whole world was watching, wouldn’t you be spending that kind of money, too? Aren’t there worse things to spend $200,000 than your baby that everyone’s obsessed with? I think there probably are.
…can you tell I’m compensating for assuming she used a surrogate all those months? Well I am. Sorry about it.