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Beyonce Talks To MTV And Piers Morgan, Calls '4' Her Own Little 'Gumbo'

It’s Bey season, everyone, and with Beyonce’s long-awaited album, ‘4,’ finally in stores, there’s been a lot of talk surrounding the album – including from the King herself.

"We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It's the day I was born. My mother's birthday and a lot of my friends' birthdays are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date,” she told MTV in an interview.

Her most diverse album to date, ‘4’ boasts her own breed of pop-tinged R&B with an eclectic twist. The now international superstar worked with everyone under the sun including Kanye West, Chad Hugo and Diplo. The result? Something she calls her “own little gumbo.”

“I'm mixing every type of genre that I love and I'm inspired by every type of genre. I'm not in a box. It's not R&B. It's not typically pop. It's not rock. It's just everything I love all mixed together.”

And Bey’s not the only one talking. On the eve of her album release, Beyonce sat down in London for an installment of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” where the two discussed everything from potential future babies with hubby Jay-Z (we’re still waiting!) to her growth and journey as an artist.

Missed it? You can watch the full 40-minute program below, and don’t forget to cop ‘4’ in stores today – it’s so necessary. — Stephanie Long

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