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FILE - This May 7, 2012 file photo shows Beyonce Knowles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in New York. HBO announced Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, that a documentary about the Grammy-winning singer will debut Feb. 16, 2013. Beyonce is directing the film and it will include footage she shot herself with her laptop. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Beyonce is letting her fans in on the real Bey in her upcoming HBO documentary Life is But a Dream.
Directed by the Grammy winner herself, Beyonce gives fans an up close and personal look inside her superstar life, her personal challenges and her insecurities.
The singer reveals issues she faces, asking herself: "How do I stay current? How do I stay soulful? I felt like I had been so commercially successful, it wasn't enough." She also notes that "[If] you can't express yourself, you can't grow. It's the battle of my life so I set a goal and my goal was independence."
Mrs. Jay-Z also reveals "I just had a feeling that something was growing" while sharing images of her sonogram when pregnant with her now 1-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, even adding "trying to hide [her belly] was very difficult " in tight clothes.
The video, which also features home movies from her childhood in Houston, gives viewers a personal look at the singer. She admits: "I'm a human being. I cry, I get scared, I get nervous just like everybody else."
Life is But a Dream airs on HBO January 16.