beyonce-lifetrailerBeyonce works hard for the money. That’s the overriding message in a new trailer for her upcoming HBO special “Life Is But A Dream.” The inside look into her life shows a very successful, but forceful and determined woman.

Beyonce poses the questions herself at the top of the video: “I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself? she asks. “How do I stay current. How do I stay soulful.”

Being commercially successful brings with it its own problems. “it wasn’t enough. It’s something really stressful about keeping up with that. You can’t express yourself; you can’t grow. It is the battle of my life.”

So, she sets a goal, to break away and be independent. Whatever it is, her strategy must be working.

She’ll be front and center for the next two months with high profile performances for President Obama’s inauguration, a Destiny’s Child reunion and a blow-out extravaganza for the Super Bowl. If that’s not pushing it, nothing is. Oh, yes, she had a baby along the way.

The trailer provides a taste of the hard work Beyonce puts into being Beyonce. And the toll it sometimes takes.

“People see celebrities and they have money and fame, but I’m a human being,” she says. “I cry, I get scared, I get nervous just like everyone else.”

The documentary premieres on HBO on Feb. 16 at 9pm. Check out the trailer below and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest music updates.