Beyonce Explains Why She Waited to Have Kids (VIDEO)

Beyonce's Bikini Bump
Pregnant B bares her tummy.
Beyonce's Baby Bump
The first pics of Bey's bump!
Beyonce knows the best things in life are worth waiting for, which is why waited so long to finally get pregnant. The first time mom-to-be explains in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar that she needed to find herself and understand her values before she could ever raise a child.

“It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be, building my empire, my relationship, and my self-worth, before I became a mother. Now God has blessed us with the ultimate.”

Check out her sexy behind-the-scenes video above and read more of her interview below.

According to Beyonce, her big pregnancy announcement at the 2011 MTV VMAs’ red carpet in late August was carefully planned.

“I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it. It was important to me that I was able to do it myself. I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did. I didn’t want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news, so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.”

Meanwhile, her good friend Gwyneth Paltrow gushed about B in the magazine, admitting:

“B is wise beyond her years. She has taught me the value of speaking your mind. She is clear and honest and true to herself while being respectful. She will be an incredible mother because she is so full of love and she knows who she is.”