Beyonce Drops “Self-Titled Part 2: Imperfection” Clip: Watch Here!

Posted Wednesday December 18, 2013 9:20 AM GMT

Her new album sold 830,000 units in only three days, and Beyoncé Knowles says the over-arching message of the record is finding beauty in imperfection.

The “Crazy in Love” songstress explains her process in the just-released “Self-Titled Part 2: Imperfection” clip.

Bey notes, "I feel like something about the aggression of 'Bow Down' and the attitude of 'Flawless'—the reality is, sometimes you lose. And you're never too good to lose, you're never too big to lose, you're never too smart to lose, it happens. And it happens when it needs to happen. And you have to embrace those things.”

"My message behind this album was finding the beauty in imperfection. I had this image of a trophy and me accepting these awards, and kinda training myself to be this champion and at the end of the day when you go through all of these things, is it worth it? You get this trophy, and you're like, 'I basically starved. I have neglected all of the people I love, I conformed to what everybody else thinks I should be. And I have this trophy. What does that mean?' The trophy represents all of the sacrifices that I made as a kid. All of the time that I lost being on the road and in the studios as a child and I just wanna blow that sh*t up."

Furthermore, "I have a lot of awards and I have a lot of these things that are amazing and I worked my a** off. I worked harder than probably anyone I know to get those things. But nothing feels like my child saying, 'Mommy!' Nothing feels like when I look my husband [Jay Z] in the eyes. Nothing feels like I'm respected, when I get on the stage and see I'm changing people's lives. Those are the things that matter, and at this point in my life, that's what I'm striving for. Growth. Love. Happiness. Fun. Enjoy your life, it's short. That's the message."



 

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