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Sasha Fierce is not dead; she’s still alive!

Beyonce set the record straight about her many alter egos during a release party and directors’ screeningfor her recently released self-titled album in New York City yesterday. Along with addressing Sasha Fierce and Mrs. Carter, the international pop star shared the story behind newly-introduced Yoncé.

She said the birth of Yoncé, a nickname and title for the seventh video on her visual album, started during a studio session with Justin Timberlake and The-Dream.

“We were in the studio, and Justin Timberlake started beating on buckets. So, when you hear the beat, it’s literally a bucket. It was really organic, and it reminded me of being in middle school during the lunch breaks, when you just start freestyling,” Beyonce told the crowd. “So we kept the buckets, and we went back and forth. I was very adamant about keeping it organic, because that whole element is what is so beautiful about it. And Dream just started, ‘Yoncé on his mouth like liquor,’ and I’m like, ‘What does that mean?’ But I love it.”

“I think Beyoncé is Beyoncé, Mrs. Carter is Beyoncé, Sasha Fierce is Beyoncé. And I’m finally at a place where I don’t have to separate the two,” she explained. “It’s all pieces of me, and just different elements of a personality of a woman, because we are complicated.”

To watch the video, click here.

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