The network released a teaser for the February 16 network special, and during it, the singer opens up about trying to strike a balance between her personal and public lives.
“I always battle with how much I reveal about myself,” Queen B says in a voiceover during the teaser clip, which also features behind-the-scenes footage of Beyoncé in the studio, greeting fans, as a child and onstage. “If I’m scared, be scared. Allow it. Release it.”
The teaser also features the singer embracing her hubby, Jay-Z, as well as footage of her baby bump before she gave birth last January to her baby girl, Blue Ivy . The trailer totes that the special is going to get “Raw, Real, Revealed.”
Beyoncé first announced plans for the documentary last month. She will both direct and executive produce it. Parts of it were filmed by the singer herself on her laptop. “HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” Beyoncé said in a statement about the February 16 special. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me; it had to have the right home.”
This is hardly B’s first foray into the world of documentaries. She has been the star of several concert specials, including 2010’s “I Am … World Tour” and 2011’s “Live at Roseland.” She also starred in the MTV documentary “Year of 4“ back in 2011. It followed the singer during the recording process for her 4album release that year.
While fans emotionally prep for this latest special, it seems that Beyoncé is prepping for her next album release. The singer was spotted in the studio with Hova over the weekend cooking up tracks with Timbaland protégé and songwriter Jo’zzy. The album would mark her first release since 2011’s 4 and parts of its creation are expected to make the special.
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