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June 27th, 2011
01:23 PM ET

Beyonce on race: "I've kind of broken barriers, and I don't think people think about my race"

Piers Morgan interviews Beyonce tonight in a worldwide exclusive for the hour airing at 9pmET/PT. She talks about her husband, Jay-Z, her new album "4" and more, including how her race has affected her career. "At least with my career, I've kind of broken barriers, and I don't think people think about my race," she says. "I think they look at me as an entertainer and a musician and I'm very happy that's changing because that's how I look at people."

She also describes the power of the Obama Inauguration moment in 2008.

Beyonce performed at the Inauguration of Pres. Barack Obama. "It was really powerful and overwhelming," she tells Piers Morgan. "I kept telling myself, 'Ok this is not about you, you have to do this for them. You have to do this for history.'"

Watch the full, revealing interview tonight, 9pmET/PT.

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  1. MIltan

    She is such an incredible talented,humble and amazing performer and person...i just love hearing what she has to say. oh and that performance last night was BREATHTAKING she should be proud of herself. Cheers to Beyonce.

    June 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Kia

    she is the greatest!! cheers beyonce http://www.tattletailzz.com

    June 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Gwenyth

    She is such a phenomenal, classy woman. How a woman of her star-power can be so humble is beyond me. You're beautiful, Beyonce. I will be buying the album '4' and I am not necessarily a fan of r&b or pop. I am 50 years old. Thank you for being you. You inspire us all.
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    June 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. fatu sankoh

    god bless bey amazing and talented star i love her so much

    June 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. harold

    JZ may be a great guy but dang he's homely!

    June 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  6. msonedful

    I must admit when it was announced that Piers was taking over Larry King's slot I was doubtful. I am the kind of person to admit when I'm wrong, I was wrong! I watch Piers every night and I am delighted to say this show makes him more real. Sometimes I don't feel he does a great job on some interviews and then he'll blow me away....He actually shows his real self on some interviews and that makes him real.....Great job, Piers, you've got fan!

    June 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. retta

    Re Piers Beyonce interview: Great Job Piers! I enjoyed the interview & loved that you & Beyonce seemed to be enjoying yourselves as well. In a world filled with troublesome news, interviews like yours with Beyonce give us reasons to smile!

    June 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Renee'

    Is she serious? What barriers has she broken? And how do you kind of break them?

    June 28, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. lisa

    U People are ridiculous Beyonce dont give a sh..t about nobody and u people buy into it.Its amazing how these people makes millions because people worship them and put them on a pedestal and call them stars.Most of them arent even real musicians .U People are stupid and are being bamboozled.

    June 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Marquita

    All of u people that r being imature can just stop because first of all u r not Beyonce therefor u do not know what she has been through. So just worry about u! She is a grown ass woman with her own life! so u can just go get a life and stop worrying about hers!

    June 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Lady D

    Will she please stop riding the Obama thing! Please that was 3 years ago! Do you have a hit record on this album? Next question! Go have that baby!

    June 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ThisIsMe

      Umm... what Obama thing is she riding? She was asked the question, right...?! It's not like she brought it up. Mess.

      June 29, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
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