Beyoncé Discusses World Humanitarian Day with Anderson Cooper

Beyoncé and Anderson Cooper

Hours before she took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly Hall to shoot the video for “I Was Here,” Beyoncé sat down with Anderson Cooper for CNN’s “AC360.” The 30-year-old singer spoke about dedicating the empowering song and video to World Humanitarian Day and making an impact in others’ lives.

“It says, ‘I want to leave my footprints in the sands of time’ and it basically is all of our dreams,” said B of the Diane Warren-penned ballad. “And that’s leaving our mark on the world. I feel like we all want to know that our life meant something.”

Beyoncé encourages others to do their part and make their mark. “We all have our purpose, and we all have our strengths…it feels so wonderful to do something for someone else. And I think for the U.N. to want to include the whole world was something important, and I feel like that’s what I represent.”

The video for “I Was Here” will premiere worldwide on August 19.

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14 Comments

  1. Bobby

    #crying#slayage#kingB

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  2. Lauren

    Beautiful! Love B!

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  3. [email protected]

    i can feel her nervousness…..beyonce is such a passsionate person when she speaks her mind that you can feel how nervous she is when expressing her self through speech instead of singing….and she may still have her southern drawl, but she is totally concious and aware and responsive and level headed, that she can still be a normal person and answer questions and make sense of everyday problems of regular people unlike herself…..”i dont know if it’s selfish or unselfish”

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  4. [email protected]

    ha ha ha…i guess her g.e.d. classes are working for her, but i still prefer Alicia Keys as the intellectual speaking singer

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    Coolio Reply:

    @[email protected], Yeah Alicia has been doing things like this for ages. Good for beyonce though, at least she’s doing something.

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  5. 2bad2bme

    she always spoke with intelligence…just gets better! i love the fact that she takes her time and speak proper not like these other fakes who studies the questions first!

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    Realist Reply:

    @2bad2bme, *coughs* inRitelleHagenNace**coughs*

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    Rihanna Navy Reply:

    @2bad2bme, lol “Speak” >alwaysspeak

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Rihanna Navy, Maybe you should click on the post w/ Ri sitting on a couch crying over a man that beat her ass 3 (1 – 2 – 3) years ago! Tell her to move on, he certainly has!

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  6. TheDreamer

    Love her. She seemed nervous but she answered those questions well. Can’t wait for the video!

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    Bluieez Jearn Part Reply:

    @TheDreamer, True That she does seemed Nervous

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  7. Bluieez Jearn Part

    her Fans Can’t wait for the Video to come out on 8/19/2012

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  8. Jay-Me

    She will go down as a Legend & I hope she’s hear touching people for many more decades.

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  9. Theirthedevilschildren

    Love Beyonce, I cant sit here and say I haven’t hated on her in the past but this woman is truthfully the meaning or a woman that knows her purpose and I’m thankful that shes the type to let her art be sold not her personal life. Beyonce has definitely made a lot of growth and I just love what she represents. Beyonce you are a class act! I luv you Bey!

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