5 Celebrities Who Say They’ve Been Inspired by Beyoncé

Posted by PZ on January 29th, 2015

Beyoncé is an inspiration in many ways: from her powerful stage presence, to her body confidence, close family and how she handles the spotlight, the singer has stayed level-headed and is immensely talented. These 5 celebrities may all be hugely famous in their own right, but they’ve revealed that they have been somehow inspired by Beyoncé and have explained how the singer has influenced them to have confidence and courage.

Lady Gaga


Gaga was inspired by Beyonce to follow her dreams: “You know, I’ve never told Beyoncé this, but I remember laying on my grandmother’s couch crying, and a Destiny’s Child video came on. I remember watching Beyoncé thinking, ‘Oh, she’s a star. I want that. I want to be on MTV.’ And now I’m in music videos with Beyoncé.”

Mary J. Blige

Mary has been impressed with how Beyonce handles the spotlight: “You gotta look at a life like that (Beyonce’s), with a mother and a father and a child and they’re raising and they’re in the music business with her where there is just so many vultures and people who don’t ever tell you the truth… and to look at her life, and to look at how graceful and beautiful and what a lady she is, it just inspired me.”

Nicki Minaj

Nicki was excited to see how Beyonce balanced home life with work so well and it made her realise she could too: “Seeing Beyonce with her daughter and her husband was so tender, and it showed me that it is possible to be an animal on stage and a caring mother at the same time.”

Paul McCartney

Paul watched a Beyonce show to inspire himself to work harder on stage: ”If I’m gonna do a tour I like to go and see what other people are doing. I don’t wanna bring my tour out and be amazingly old-fashioned. So if people are going, ‘Oh man Beyonce, she was killer!’ I like to go there and go, ‘Yeah, we can do better than this.”’

Sophia Bush

Sophia gained body confidence from watching the singer: “Beyonce convinced me to do my Maxim cover. I was like, I am a grown woman and I can do whatever I want. I was like, Hey, I’m allowed to feel comfortable in my own skin. I’m allowed to push the envelope. I’m allowed to have the conversations with the women who are in my audience that no one wants to talk about.”

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