Beyonce Knowles disguised herself as animated dog Goofy on a recent trip out.

The 29-year-old singer was thrilled to take time off to take her six-year-old nephew Julez to Disneyland and admits she made a "fool of herself" with her light-hearted attempt to avoid unwanted attention at the Californian theme park.

She said: "I got a day off to take my nephew to Disneyland, which was so much fun. I haven't done anything like that in probably 10 years - the last time I was at a theme park was with Destiny's Child! We rode all the rides, some of them twice, and it was my nephew's first time on a roller coaster.

"There were thousands of people there because it was Easter, but everyone was really polite and respectful, and let us walk around and have a great time.

"I had on the biggest Goofy hat! It was supposed to be a disguise, with this big brim that covered my face, and floppy ears on the sides, but by the end of the trip I realized that people knew I was making a fool of myself in this hat. It was a really nice memory for me."

The 'Crazy In Love' hitmaker also revealed she is "excited" about her future after firing her father Mathew as her manager in March, but insists the business decision has not affected their personal relationship.

She told "It's not that anything bad happened between us. My family has my support always, and they support me, but when you've been working with the same people for 15 years, it's natural to eventually have your own ideas.

"I believe that parents prepare their kids for the moment that they're on their own: at this point, I'm taking everything my dad and my mother have taught me, and I'm able to do things my way. We were at a point where we'd learned so much from each other, and now it's exciting for me to do this on my own and hire my own team. I've started managing myself."