Motherhood has changed Beyonce , but it certainly hasn't stopped her whirlwind pace. The singer was in the midst of a commercial shoot for L'Oreal when she stepped away from the wind machines and cameras to do an interview for Vogue 's March 2013 cover story, while just down the hall Bey's baby girl, Blue Ivy , was being lulled to sleep.
"She’s my road dog," Beyonce tells the magazine. "She’s my homey, my best friend."
Instead of leaving Blue with a sitter or hubby, Jay-Z , when she's working on her music, Beyonce has been known to bring her little one to the recording studio. Gwyneth Paltrow has seen it firsthand, peeking in on her pal Beyonce at work, and witnessing the mother-daughter collaborations up close. "Blue was sleeping in her arms, across her body, and B was listening back to what she had been working on," Paltrow tells Vogue . "I thought, 'This is how you do it. You do what you love with who you love included.'"
Kelly Rowland tells Vogue that Beyonce's motherly instinct goes back to their childhood together in Houston. But according to Bey, she began feeling "very maternal around eight months," in her pregnancy.
That connection to Blue became even deeper during labor, Beyonce explains. "I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain.... We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication," Bey tells Vogue .
The singer gives fans an intimate look at her life, including Blue's sonogram, in her upcoming HBO documentary Life Is but a Dream , airing this weekend. In the special, Bey talks about rumors that her pregnancy was fake -- a theory that she can't quite wrap her head around. "That was very odd,” Beyoncé says to Vogue . "Who even thinks that? Like, who would make that up.... You can’t take it too seriously."
Still, when Beyonce stumbles across a story about herself on the Internet, she reads it. As a rule, though, she stops before she gets to the comments section, where opinions can be full-on personal attacks. "Don't scroll down!" Beyonce says. "You’re definitely going to get your feelings hurt."
The singer will tell her own story when she appears on Oprah's Next Chapter this Saturday. The interview with Oprah Winfrey will be Beyonce's first interview since she performed at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Immediately following that television premiere, Beyonce will unveil her Life Is but a Dream special on HBO at 9 p.m. E.T.
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