"When you are the person that created the music and you know how you want things to look, it's all harmony, it all has to work together," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.When I work I don't eat, I don't use the restroom. I'm like a machine and I think my team is just as crazy as I am because they are right there with me, pushing it and pushing themselves. In the end it's a team effort and it is overwhelming. It's hard, she added.
Knowles insists that her work is inspired by her personal experiences, including her relationship with her husband, rapper Jay-Z.