Beyoncé has indeed been in the business for most of her life—and her new album is all about the freedom she has earned after giving herself to her fans for the last 15 years.
"Now I'm in my 30s, and those children that grew up listening to me have grown up, and I always felt like it was my responsibility to be aware of kids and their parents and all these generations," the platinum-selling superstar muses in "Self-Titled Part 5. Honesty," the latest installment, exclusively obtained by E! News, of her documentary chronicling the making of her pioneering Beyoncé.
"And I felt like, in a sense, I could not express everything," she continues, radiant in a plain white T-shirt and jean shorts. "I've done so many things in my life, in my career, that I feel like at this point I've earned the right to be me and to express any and every side of myself."