I’m sure there are lots of people who wish they could trade lives with their favorite celebrity. There are so many folks chasing fame who probably have no idea what really goes on behind the scenes. According to Beyonce, it isn’t all a bed of roses, diamonds and pearls. Queen Bey shared her innermost feelings on life in the spotlight in a black and white short film entitled “Yours and Mine”. As blessed as she knows she is to be able to live out her dreams, she sometimes feels like public property.
I sometimes wish I could just be anonymous and walk down the street just like everyone else. Before I was famous, I was the girl on the hill with the guitar. I was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach and now that I am famous it’s really, really difficult to do very simple things. I think it’s the hardest thing to give up, but my mother always taught me to be strong and never be a victim, never make excuses, never expect anyone else to provide for me; things that I know I can provide for myself. I have dreams and I feel like I have a power to actually make those dreams become a reality.
When you’re famous, no one looks at you as a human anymore. You become the property of the public. There’s nothing real about it. You can’t put your finger on who I am. I can’t put my finger on who I am. I am complicated. I grew up with a lot of conflict and traumas. I’ve been through a lot just like everyone else. My escape was always music and I am so lucky that that’s my job, but if I accomplished all these things and had no one to share with it would be worth nothing. You know you need something real in order for any of this stuff to matter. You have to have something that is forever. Something that is invisible.
Would you be willing to be “public property” if you could be as famous as Beyonce? Watch the short film below.