Beyonce Knowles has spoken out about feeling empowered by pregnancy. In an interview with Associated Press the pregnant pop star said, ‘It is the most powerful creation for you to be able to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift, nothing more empowering’.
She was promoting her latest fragrance, Pulse, and showed no signs of slowing down for motherhood. ‘When you are excited about something, you don’t have to think about your energy. It is important that I don’t look at this as like an illness. I am not sick,’ she said.
Speaking of how her life will change after giving birth, the celebrity was ambiguous about whether she will take maternity leave. ‘I definitely will make sacrifices, but I think I will be able to bring hopefully my little rider with me,’ she said.
The singer announced her pregnancy very publicly last month at the MTV VMA awards. Her and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child together early next year. Beyoncé married rapper Jay-Z on September 4, 2008 in New York.
Watch Beyonce’s full interview with Associated Press here