Beyonce says she was offered a ton of money by magazines looking for exclusive rights to photos from her not-so-secret April wedding in New York City.
“Now, they offer crazy money that’s just ridiculous,” she said in an interview with the Associated Press. “But in the end…it’s so not worth it. If anything, if you wanna put something out, then put it out, not for (money).”
The singer and rap star Jay-Z exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony that they refused to admit publically for months afterward.
“We worked really hard at keeping it private,” she said. “I’ve always been this way, and he’s always been this way, so that’s why we complement each other. We always knew that it would be private and quiet, for all the right reasons.”
Beyonce’s new album, “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” is due Tuesday (Nov. 18). All 16 tracks from the double album are streaming right now on the singer’s official MySpace page.
“I am happy that my fans will get to listen to my new album first at MySpace,” Beyoncé says in a statement. “I have put my heart and soul into ‘I Am … Sasha Fierce’ and cannot wait to hear the feedback from the fans.”
In other Beyonce news, the artist has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s booking to play the annual U.K. music festival Glastonbury. The traditional rock event was criticized for featuring a rap act as a headliner, but the hip hop star silenced critics by performing a rousing, crowd-pleasing set. Beyonce watched the performance from backstage and was stunned by the atmosphere.
“I was there to experience the energy, it was like something I have never experienced before, she tells Britain’s Sky News.”I thought it was brilliant. Jay had all the controversy – but he came out and he did good.”
When asked whether she would consider performing at the festival, Knowles adds, “It would be really amazing… I would love to do it.”