While discussing World Humanitarian Day for CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last month, Beyoncé and Cooper also got a bit of material for the host’s daytime show, Anderson Cooper Live, by briefly discussing the singer’s experience as a new mother.
Bey says she brought her then-7-month-old daughter Blue Ivy to the rehearsal for her recent performance at the United Nations General Assembly Hall — the footage of which became the video for “I Was Here,” the official rallying song for World Humanitarian Day — because she felt it was important for baby Blue to see her mother doing such charitable things, and then explained how becoming a mother has changed her life.
“It just gives you purpose. All of the things that my self esteem was associated with are totally different,” the 31-year-old explained. “I realized why I was born and, more than anything, all of the things I wanna pass on to my child. The best way of doing that is not by telling her, but showing by example.”
She also talked about lullabies (she sings them all and invents her own), changing diapers (“I love every moment of it,” she says.) and more.