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At age 29, R&B superstar Beyoncé has achieved more in her career than most do in a lifetime: scored a bevy of hits with girl group Destiny's Child and as a solo artist, won 16 Grammys, earned raves as an actress for Dreamgirls and launched her own fashion line. So is there anything Beyoncé hasn't done that she'd like to do by the time she celebrates her milestone 30th birthday on September 4? "I always said I would have a baby at 30," the singer said in an interview on Monday's edition of Piers Morgan Tonight." She then quickly added, "But I also said I was gonna retire at 30."
Beyoncé certainly shows no signs of slowing down, let alone retiring, 30th birthday or no. Her fourth studio album, titled 4, launched to positive reviews on Tuesday, and she's on a career high right now. And, unlike many women, she doesn't seem to dread growing older or bidding adieu to her 20s. In fact, as she told Piers Morgan, "I can't wait (to turn 30) because 29 is very strange."
She elaborated on what it feels like to be on the cusp of a new decade. "I am very aware of who I am. I feel great," she said. "I feel like 30 is the ideal age because you're mature enough to know who you are, to have your boundaries and your standards and not be afraid of (being too) polite, but you're young enough to be a young woman, and I'm so looking forward to it."
Morgan responded with a quip that she was starting to sound like a mother, and Beyoncé, who has been married to rapper Jay-Z since 2008, joked, "You're trying to say I need to have a baby."
Beyoncé has already said that she would have a baby when she was ready, and maybe that time is now and maybe it is not. When Morgan asked her if we could expect to hear the little pattering feet of a Beyoncé/Jay-Z baby any time soon, and Beyoncé said, "Only God knows. Only God knows."
At least the soon-to-be-30 Beyoncé has given up her idea of retiring at that ripe young age. We would miss hearing her beautiful voice.
Watch her interview with Morgan below.