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Beyonce in a scene from her music video for Countdown. - Provided courtesy of Columbia Records

Beyonce's baby due in February, singer talks pregnancy - See video

10/10/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Beyonce and Jay-Z's family will be adding a new member in February, according to a recent interview with the singer on Australia's "Sunday Night," which can be viewed below.

The 30-year-old first announced her pregnancy back in August during her performance on the MTV Video Music Awards. During the interview, the singer also opened up about how she believes she is ready for the big change coming and how her year off from the entertainment world improved her life.

"It has already changed my life," Beyonce said about being pregnant.

"My husband and I have been together for 10 years, all of my twenties," she added. "I just feel like it's time and I'm very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human being can have."

"I think because I've accomplished a lot of things for myself and I really know who I am. I didn't rush into anything," Beyonce continued."If it's any time, right now is the time, and I'm so happy."

It will be the first child for the singer, who married 41-year-old rapper Jay-Z on April 4, 2008. The nuptials were so secret that no photos or video from the event were released. The couple got married with a close circle of 40 friends and family members after dating for six years.

Beyonce also showed off her baby bump in her new video for the single "Countdown," which debuted on October 6. Beyonce can be seen wearing several skin-tight outfits which accentuate her baby bump and at one point she turns to the side and her pregnant stomach can be clearly seen.

The singer also talked about taking over control of her own career in March from her father, Mathew Knowles, who had been her manager since she was a child.

"I never even realized I needed a year off. I never realized I don't know how to take a year off," said. "I've been managed by my father for a long time, and it's been a real change being separated from him. It was scary, but it empowered me."

"It became just a ritual," the singer said of her busy work schedule. "It was a bit of emotion in me that was missing, because the world is so much bigger than people screaming your name. That becomes almost like a fake world and you have to make sure that you remember that. That's all great, but that's not who you really are."

Check out Beyonce's interview with Australia's "Sunday Night" below.

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