Beyonce "Connects" To The Super Bowl: "I Approach My Shows Like An Athlete"

10 January 2013, 13:41 | Updated: 10 January 2013, 13:57

The 'Love On Top' star says football stars' dedication reflects her own desire for perfection of her music and shows.

Beyonce says she "connects" to the Super Bowl and its sportsmen because she also approaches her own career like an athlete.

The 'Run The World (Girls)' singer, who is due to perform as the main act of this year's Super Bowl halftime show, says the event inspires her to perfect her own performances.

"One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete," Beyonce reveals in the February issue of GQ magazine.

"You know how they sit down and watch whoever they're going to play and study themselves? That's how I treat this," Beyonce explained. "I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late.

"I see, 'Oh God, that hair did not work', or, 'I should never do that again'," the 'Countdown' singer continued. "I try to perfect myself. I want to grow and I'm always eager for new information."

The 'Love On Top' singer also admitted that being on stage is one of the only times she is able to relax in her mind and not critique herself.

She added: "I love my job, but it's more than that. I need it."

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The US star is currently working on new music for her fifth studio album and is expected to announce the first details about the record before her Super Bowl show in February.

Beyonce will also sing the US National Anthem live for US President Barack Obama's inauguration for his second term on 21st January.