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Beyoncé Knowles is bigger than ever! And we're not just talking about the giant Afro she's sporting as Austin Powers's 70s sidekick Foxxy Cleopatra. She's following up her big screen debut in Goldmember by singing the movie's theme song -- which will also be on her first solo album! Don't worry, this doesn't mean the end of Destiny's Child -- Beyoncé's just testing out life alone in the spotlight. Read on for an outtake from CosmoGIRL!'s exclusive interview with Beyoncé Knowles.
CG!: You snagged such an amazing role in the summer's biggest movie! What did you think before you went into audition with Mike Myers?
Beyoncé: In the car I prayed that whatever was in God's will -- whatever was supposed to happen, I prayed that it happened. That He would give me the words to say, and if it was meant to happen, it would happen, and if it didn't happen, I'd know it wasn't in His will. More than anything I just prayed for the confidence and right attitude and the right words to say.
CG!: After working so closely with Kelly and Michelle for so long, is it weird to be without them?
Beyoncé: Kelly and I still live together, and I just saw Michelle two days ago. We're still performing together. We're going on tour in Europe for two months, so I'm not worried about that at all. It's just scary. I thought about our first time performing at the Soul Train Awards, how nervous we were. And how special it is to get up there and pray and look each other in the eye and say, "All right. We're here for each other." And then I thought about me having to perform for the first time by myself and how I always forget the words.
CG!: You forget the words to your own songs?!
Beyoncé: Always! I make up my own stuff. If you're a true fan then you know I mess up, because if you know all the words then you say, "Oh, that didn't go right there." But people who don't know the words, don't know. I've been like that since I was seven. I've learned to laugh at it. I just put the mic out and let the audience sing the words.
CG!: Hee-hee! You've been performing for a long time! Do you feel like you've had to sacrifice anything to become such a star?
Beyoncé: More than anything, a social life. It's not that I didn't do anything. We went to theme parks every week. We had the girls over the house every day. It was like a slumber party. We went shopping, we went to the malls, the movies. We did all of this stuff, had a good old time. But school is usually where you develop a social life. And that's where you meet guys, and you go on your dates, and I didn't get to go to high school. I didn't get that. That's why I don't have as many friends as I would like.
CG!: It must be hard to just hang out.
Beyoncé: It's hard without security. That sucks. I don't even want to do it anymore. I can't call and hang out with a bunch of girls. It's not like I can go shopping and go to the mall and go get my nails done without people asking for autographs and taking pictures. Then when it's Michelle, Kelly and me, it makes it even harder. It's like, "Destiny's Child is here." It makes it even harder. So that is a sacrifice. Normalcy is sacrificed. But that's just a part of it. You can't complain about it.
CG!: Beyoncé, you can call us up for a girls' night out anytime!
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