Beyoncé Shares Rare Selfie With Her Kids Ahead of ‘Renaissance’ Release
Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated album, RenaissanceBeyoncé teases fans with never-before-seen photos of her family.
The singer, 40, posted an adorable selfie on her website showing herself in bed with her little ones: Blue Ivy, 10, and twins Rumi and Sir, 5, all shared with husband Jay-Z.
“I want to give special thanks to Rumi, Sir and Blue for giving me space, creativity and inspiration,” she wrote alongside the photo, before addressing another sweet cry to her husband: “Special thanks to my handsome husband and muse, who held me through those late nights in the studio.”
The star also shared an old photo of her young mum Tina Knowles and her late uncle, a gay man who died of AIDS who she credits as one of the inspirations for the album.
“A big thank you to my uncle Jonny,” she wrote. “He was my godmother and the first person to expose me to so much of the music and culture that inspired this album. Thank you to all the pioneers that home culture, to all the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized for far too long. This is a celebration for you.
She added, “To all my fans: I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to let go. Ha! And to feel as unique and strong and sexy as you are. “
Describing the creative process, the singer described Renaissance as being the first of three parts recorded over a period of “three years during the pandemic”.
“A time to be still, but also a time that I found most creative,” she said of the process. “Creating this album allowed me to dream and find escape in a frightening time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when nothing else was happening. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free from perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, to release, to feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.
Although fans around the world are eager to hear more music after the success of the album’s first single, “Break My Soul,” it’s not the first time they’ve heard Beyoncé speak eloquently about the muse of the album.
At the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards, the singer broke down when she opened up about losing her uncle Johnny to AIDS-related causes.
Describing him as “the most fabulous gay man I’ve ever met,” she said, “he lived his truth and was brave and unapologetic at a time when this country wasn’t as tolerant”.
“Witnessing her battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences I have ever had. I hope her struggle has served to open avenues for other young people to live more freely,” she continued. “Choosing who you love is your human right. How you identify and see yourself is your human right. to and take to Red Lobster is your human right.
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