Beyoncé Knowles: "The first time I felt something else come into me!"
From BET Presents Beyoncé
"Sasha is my alter ego ... And when people see me, sometimes I think that, when they meet me and speak with me, they're expecting Sasha ... I'm really kind of shy. Not really shy but more reserved and nothing like Sasha... I guess I wouldn't be very entertaining on stage, so Sasha comes out, and she's fearless. She can do things I cannot do when I'm in rehearsal. I mean, I can try, but then it just doesn't happen. I can sing notes, and sing strong, and do all these things that, when I'm just by myself, I can't do ... And I remember right before I performed, I raised my hands up, and it was kind of the first time I felt something else come into me, and I knew that was gonna be my coming out night for the BET awards."