Just when you think she’s done, Beyoncé returns with something new for the BeyHive to buzz about. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of her self-titled, Grammy-nominated visual album, the superstar singer has released a retrospective short film entitled ‘Yours and Mine.’ In the black-and-white visual, Bey reflects on her life, dreams, love, and the burdens of fame, while showing scenes from her music videos.
“I think [privacy] is the hardest thing to give up, but my mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim,” says Bey as she looks in the mirror.
She shares words of wisdom throughout the eleven-and-a-half-minute clip. “When you’re famous, no one looks at you as a human anymore,” she says. “You become the property of the public.”
But she’s able to escape through her music and family. She admits to being a “people pleaser,” but she’s now able to deal with conflict. “I’m no longer afraid of conflict, and I don’t think conflict is a bad thing.”
She declares herself a feminist (“I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it”), but has empathy for men, especially African-American men (“I consider myself a humanist”).
In between appearances from Jay Z, her daughter Blue Ivy, and sister Solange, Bey shares the key to happiness.
“Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy,” she explains. “One thing that’s for sure, the love I have for music, for my husband, for my child, is something that will last far beyond my life.”
Watch the short film below: