Beyonce: The Billboard Q&A
Beyonce performs during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. Getty Images

Is music still as much fun for you as it was in the beginning?

The truth is I really love what I do. I live for it. I've invested so much of myself in my career that I cherish it. I've worked too hard to do something to damage what I've basically dedicated my life to.

I still definitely get a high every time I get onstage. But it's not just the performing. It's also coming up with creative marketing ideas and doing cool collaborations, like my fragrance. I love everything about this.

What else is on your to-do list?

I'm interested in a lot of different things. I'd like to get involved in videogames since I really love Wii Fit. I think it would be a great idea to incorporate choreography because for me my workout is way more fun when it involves dancing as opposed to running on a boring treadmill. So I would love to do some kind of fitness game but incorporate dance and performance into it. I think a lot of women would enjoy that.

I also want to continue to produce films -- even if I'm not in them -- as well as a documentary on my life. Actually, I'd like to do a film loosely based on my father's [Mathew Knowles] childhood and school years. He's had an interesting life. But that will probably be in a couple of years.

Is there a chance you'll start your own label?

Yes, eventually, when I have time. I'm doing so many things, I have to slow down a bit so I can focus. [laughs]

Have you thought about taking a longer break after this tour?

I think after maybe a month or two months, I'd be really bored. But I don't see myself working this hard for the rest of my life. It's just too much to do forever. I thank God I started touring and building a fan base when I was really young. So now if I took off a couple of years, I think I'd still be able to come back, go on tour and do records. I'm still a young woman.

What sparks your creative vision?

I've always tried to pick songs and singles that were a part of pop culture, a part of things that people are passionate about and want to talk about and debate. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" is an uptempo song that's fun. But it's also something women go through every day. "Irreplaceable" is also about something people experience every day. More than anything, I always try to challenge myself and do a variety of different things. On "Sasha Fierce," the slow album showcased my vocal ability a lot more. And I had the uptempo album to showcase the dance.

I've tried to be an artist who pays attention to detail and who is also a strong vocalist, performer and songwriter. I'm very happy to see other female artists challenging themselves to do everything. That's something we started with Destiny's Child. We were very young, writing and producing our own songs. I'm very proud of that.


What will Beyoncé/Sasha Fierce be doing in five to 10 years?

Probably the same things. But maybe I'll be spacing it out a little more. [laughs] Not every year; maybe every three years.

Maybe also a mom?

In five years...yes, probably.

Any ideas yet about your next album?

I haven't actually started writing anything. Maybe after I leave for Australia on the next leg of this tour.

You can't end this interview without one last question: Any truth to the rumor about a Destiny's Child reunion tour and/or album?

I don't know if we would do another record anytime soon. And we haven't talked about a tour. That's just been something floating in the media. If people keep talking about it, maybe we'll do it. If that's what people want... who knows? But whenever the girls need me or I need the girls, we're here for each other.

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