The last few months have been the reign of Queen B. Beyoncé performed at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony, celebrated her baby girl’s first birthday and has been gearing all of us up for one of the biggest performances of the year—the halftime show at the superbowl.
Despite her radiating successes, Bey has recently opened up about something much more personal; something many were speculating she would address in her upcoming HBO documentary, Life is But a Dream. Two years ago, Beyoncé and Jay-Z suffered a tragic loss when the couple learned that Beyoncé had suffered a miscarriage. Jay-Z mentioned the couple’s loss in his song “Glory” with lyrics like,“Everything that I prayed for/God’s gift, I wish I woulda prayed more.”
Singing about the couple’s one-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, the rapper continues,
“Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/ We was afraid you’d disappear, but nah, baby, you magic.”
The impending release of her feature documentary is the first time Beyoncé speaks openly about her loss. She says, “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time. And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like. I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up, and no heartbeat.”
We can’t imagine the pain she and Jay-Z must have felt. Beyoncé took her pain to the studio, where she says she wrote “the saddest song she has ever written in [her] life.”
Look for Beyoncé’s documentary to air on HBO next month, and her halftime to show to rock Superbowl XLVII!