Beyonce's mother is her "biggest hero".
The 'Formation' singer - who has a four-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, with husband Jay Z - credits Tina Knowles for teaching her to be a good parent and raising her with confidence and a strong work ethic.
She told Garage magazine: "My biggest hero is and always will be my mother. She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart.
"Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown.
"My mother has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful."
The 34-year-old beauty refuses to work to other people's expectations and instead puts "pressure" on herself to achieve her goals.
She said: "Over time, I have learned to focus on the things I want to focus on in the time frame that I set.
"I no longer have to work based on someone else's expectations of pressure. I put enough pressure on myself! I love being 100 percent involved with all my projects and now I'm fortunate enough to do that."
Beyonce also spoke of how she hates to try and define her "art" because it is so personal.
She said: "I think defining art is a really personal thing.
"I try not to think about it too much. It makes me think of a Basquiat quote I read somewhere that said, 'I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life.'"