Posing for the new May issue of British Vogue, Beyonce discusses how she feels about feminism and her role as a wife and mother.
When asked if she considers herself a feminist, she replied: 'That word can be very extreme... But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman.'
She explained: 'I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it's something that's pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept.'
Since marrying Jay-Z in 2008 and becoming a first-time mother to daughter Blue in January 2012, Beyonce admits she feels like a different person.
She said: 'I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I've ever been.'
'It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, "OK, this is what you were born to do." The purpose of my body became completely different.'
She added: 'I definitely want my daughter to have goals and drive and passion - it has to be a balance.'