Beyonce: Marriage To Jay-Z ‘A Power Struggle'

Beyonce has been married to rap superstar Jay-Z for just nine months and it appears the couple is still adjusting to life betrothed.

The singer told Elle magazine in their January issue that her prior relationships have taught her “that the worst thing you can do is press [someone].”


“I’m satisfied with myself, things that are supposed to happen will happen” Beyonce continued.

For the “Cadillac Records” star, a successful love life is found by “[finding] somebody who make you a better person.”


“You are who you’re around,” Beyonce continued, “And if I don’t want to be like you, I don’t want to be around you.”

As for the relationship dynamics for Beyonce and Jay-Z, who are both heads of their own entertainment empires, the singer told the mag it’s all about give and take.

“It’s a power struggle, I’m finding out,” she said of their marriage. “But if I didn’t respect someone and they didn’t have that strength, then I would be bored. I wouldn’t be attracted to them. But at the same time, I’m not looking for someone to dominate me.”


And when the topic of having kids comes up, Beyonce is quick to let her feelings on the matter be known.

“No way! I’m terrified of delivering a child because I saw my nephew born. That traumatized me,” she said of sister Solange’s 2004 birth.

After taking a moment to relax, the singer admits that her fears of childbirth may not last forever, adding, “I’m only 27, I’ve got time.”

And more relaxation is exactly what Beyonce is focusing on.

Despite releasing her third solo album, “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” and recently playing the iconic Etta James on the big screen, the 27-year-old told the mag her current life isn’t about the limelight.

“Being this huge pop star is not my focus right now, " Beyonce added. “I’ve done that. I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum, I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.”

Despite being a part of a successful family in the music industry, Beyonce told Elle that people often confused her upbringing with the life of the Jackson family.

“I grew up upper-class,” she said. " Private school, My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.”

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