Beyonce kicks off the American leg of her world tour this June in New York City, but though she works hard balancing being a superstar singer and an actress, she might be gearing up for some serious time at home.
"My priorities are slowly changing. So after this tour I might be tired and want to take two years off," Beyonce told the June issue of Marie Claire. "I've worked hard enough to be able to do that. I'm in a very good place."
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Before that time comes – if ever – Beyonce is working hard to balance family life with her husband, Jay-Z.
"We try to sync our calendars," Beyonce said. "I started working on my tour a year ago just to make sure that I had time at home. But you know, that's part of it. Any other woman who has to go to work and pick up the kids and make dinner – that's way harder than what I have to do. At least I can say I'm taking two weeks off and really take two weeks off."
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When they aren't together, Beyonce makes herself smile with tiny personal reminders of her longtime love, whose name she has written in the acrylic nails on her index, middle and ring fingers.
"It's just a silly thing that makes me smile she said," of the nail imprints, which extends to their likenesses which are painted on her thumb.
And being a woman so in love, she shot down notions that "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" was inspired by her own life.
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"More than anything, the song celebrates being single," she said. "It's like, if you've been doing all you can and it's not happening for you, go out and have you a good old time. Put on your sexy dress and move on."
Beyonce added that her songs aren't always about the woman she is today.
"I know I'm stronger in the songs than I really am," she said. "Sometimes I need to hear it myself. We all need to hear those empowering songs to remind us."
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