Beyonce to Fans: Blue Ivy Made Me "More Grounded and More Like You"

Celebrity Moms May. 25, 2012 AT 12:45PM

Blue Ivy's mama is back in a big way this weekend in Atlantic City!

Starting this Friday, Beyonce begins a four-night stint at the brand-new Revel casino in New Jersey -- her first professional performance gig of any kind since welcoming her daughter Blue Ivy Carter this January.

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The star, 30, released a behind-the-scenes video in advance of her big comeback concerts, including in-depth footage of planning sessions, music sessions and sweaty dance rehearsals.

"We're basically warming her up and getting her back into shape," dancer/choreographer Danielle Polanco says. "Stretching her out . . she hasn't been working out in I don't know how long!"

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"I feel a little nervous," Beyonce, radiant in little-to-no-makeup, says on-camera. "I'm enjoying being a mother so it's like going back to my old job, and it's a little strange," she says. "But it's important that you don't lose yourself and still have your own passions. And so I'm back to work, I'm back to business."

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Chatting up the show with her team, she explains: "What I'm trying to say in the show is, 'Yes I had a baby. It just made me more grounded and more like you."

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