R+B star Beyonce Knowles refuses to let her career dominate her relationship with long-term love Jay-Z, insisting they often ban conversations about music.

The CRAZY IN LOVE singer, who has been dating the hip-hop performer and record label executive for over three years, prefers to keep her private life private - as fame puts enough pressure on their relationship already.

She says, "I like keeping my privacy and not letting that part of my life become a news item. There's enough pressure dealing with all the other aspects of what I do.

"We talk about our work, but only casually 'cause it's nice not to always be thinking about it.

"When I'm not working on an album or touring, I just like to be very quiet."