Beyonce‘s HBO documentary, Life is but a Dream, premieres Saturday, and last night (February 13) the singer held a star-studded screening at New York City’s Ziegfeld Theatre. Speaking to reporters about the inspiration of the film, Bey said it basically came down to Blue Ivy and the BeyHive. “I hope that [Blue Ivy] will see all of the beautiful times, all the tough times that led up to her being here,” Beyonce told reporters on the red carpet. “I’m hoping that… it can comfort her and inspire her in her life when she needs it.”
Bey also spoke about how the film relates to her other little babies, the legion of rabid fans known as the BeyHive. ”I have the most insane, incredible, loyal fans, and I actually have a moment in the movie that’s dedicated to the fans,” she told MTV. Talking about one scene in particular showing her dancing as a little girl, Bey says, “I was down with the BeyHive since I was a little girl, I just didn’t know it…I hope they are proud, I hope they know that they are part of everything I do.”
But Bey aimed to make a film that doesn’t just appeal to her stans. “I hope I inspire people that are not in the BeyHive, people that are not fans of my music…I wanted to make a movie that was just great for anybody.”
The documentary premieres February 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. That same night, at 8 p.m., Beyonce will appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter on OWN.