Beyonce Like You've Never Seen Her Before

Superstar singer stars in, directs surprising DVD.

November 19, 2010, 12:23 PM

Nov. 22, 2010 — -- Imagine Beyonce -- without makeup, without lights, unplugged and a little raw. It's what you'll see in "Beyonce: I Am ... World Tour," a new DVD documenting her one-year, 119-stop world tour.

The superstar singer directed the film herself.

"I feel like the only way I can truly tell the story is if I am a part of it," she said in an interview with "Nightline's" Cynthia McFadden. "There are a lot of things that I reveal about myself that I would have never given to a different director."

Among the more candid moments on the DVD: An exhausted Beyonce talks about having performed nine nights in a row and "nobody cares."

"When you work that hard, you just need someone to say stop. You know? Your voice is a muscle and it needs rest, and imagine nine days," she said. "I was just delirious and feeling sorry and bad and I was like, you know, 'I need rest.' ... And in the end, I cried because clearly I'm a human being and I bleed and I hurt and I cry and I fall just like anybody else."

Beyonce, who is married to rap mogul Jay Z, also addressed the persistent rumors of a pregnancy: There isn't one -- at least, not yet, she said.

Due to an editing error, the Nov. 22, 2010 "Nightline" broadcast incorrectly stated that Beyonce has sold 11 million albums. She has sold more than 100 million albums. We regret the error.

Beyonce Says She's Not Ready to Be a Mother

"It's difficult because one day I'm going to decide to have a child and I want people to be excited, and they're going to be like, 'Lord, OK, she's been pregnant 25 times,'" she said. "I definitely want to have a child and be a mother. But that happens when it's time, and when I plan it and when my husband plans it."

For now, the singer is focusing on her career.

"There are certain things I want to do so I can really focus on being a mother," she said. "But I still am in such a great place in my career. I feel like I should wait 'til I'm really, really ready."

That great place includes being a driven businesswoman, glimpses of whom are seen in the DVD. When something doesn't meet her standards, she doesn't hesitate to say, "This doesn't work."

"I'm not a person that wants to do everyone's job," she said. "I don't want to do anyone's job. I want to hire the right people that can bring something to the table. But if something's wrong, then I'm definitely going to try and make it right."

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