The Truth Behind Beyonce’s Alter-Ego Sasha Fierce

Beyoncé Knowles introduced fans to Sasha Fierce with 2008’s “I Am… Sasha Fierce,”However, her outspoken and aggressive alias can be traced back at a bout Queen Bey had with stage fright the first time she performed. “I was terrified, and I didn’t wanna do it,” Beyoncé told Rolling StoneA talent show for the first grade she was encouraged to attend. “I remember walking out and I was scared, but when the music started, I don’t know what happened. I just … changed.” Despite her apprehension, 7-year-old Beyoncé belted out her best rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”To a resounding applause. Needless to say, Beyoncé won the show and Sasha Fierce was born. 

The release of “I Am… Sasha Fierce,” Beyoncé further explained that Sasha Fierce came about in an effort to separate her timid personality from her stage-slaying persona, giving her the courage to be free and seductive while performing. “Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage,” Beyoncé explainedThe album will be released shortly thereafter. “I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on-stage, this alter ego that I’ve created kind of protects me and who I really am.”


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