When asked if she considers herself a feminist, she replied: ‘That word can be very extreme…
‘But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman.’
While Beyonce has achieved so many things many women haven’t, she acknowledges the world still has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to equality.
She explained: ‘I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept.
‘But I’m happily married. I love my husband.’
Since marrying Jay-Z in 2008 and becoming a first-time mother to daughter Blue in January 2012, Beyonce admits she feels like a different person.
She said: ‘I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been.
‘It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, “OK, this is what you were born to do.” The purpose of my body became completely different.’
Although Blue is too young to know her future right now, Beyonce insists she’ll be happy whether her little girl follows her parents into entertainment or not.
She added: ‘I definitely want my daughter to have goals and drive and passion – it has to be a balance.’