*From the outside looking in, Beyoncé could be seen as perfection personified.
Yet, the songstress admits to being anything but that on her new album and in the latest clip of her “Self-Titled” video series.
Evidence of Bey’s imperfection is found in an old “Star Search” performance when she was in the girl group Gyrl Tyme.
Although they were impressive, Girl Tyme ultimately lost the competition. According to Beyoncé, this moment was a very important one that she wanted to share with her fans as proof of the importance of getting back up after being knocked down.
“I thought of this performance which was a really defining moment in my life as a child,” she explained. “In my mind, we would perform on Star Search, we would win and we would get a record deal. It’s no way in the world I would have ever imagined losing as a possibility. I was only 9 years old. At that time you don’t realize that you can work super hard and give everything you have and lose. It was the best message for me.”
The lesson obviously carried over as Beyoncé took it to heart as a guiding force in her life. Such is the case when she reflects on it in regard to two of the songs found on the “Beyoncé” album.
“I feel like something about the aggression of “Bow Down” and the attitude of “Flawless,” the reality is sometimes you lose,” Beyoncé conveyed. “You’re never too good to lose, you’re never too big to lose, you’re never too smart to lose. It happens. And it happens when it needs to happen and you need to embrace those things.”
The Imperfection chapter of “Self-Titled” follows the first part of the series, which focused on Beyoncé’s motivation for releasing a visual album. To check out the second part of the video series, click on the video below:
Watch “Self-Titled” Pt1, HERE.