02/27/2009 at 03:00 PM EST
Sure, she always looks put together on the red carpet, but Beyoncé Knowles says she's hardly that way at home.
"I'm a little messy!" the singer, 27, confesses to Ebony
magazine in the issue hitting stands March 10. "Oh, yeah."
Seems the pressure to look tailored in public can weigh on her – and when she's out of the spotlight, she feels the need to kick back.
At home, "I don't have any shoes on. No makeup. My shoes are left at the door. My purse is in the kitchen," she says. "I'm relaxed!"
As for her husband
, Jay-Z, Knowles realizes that her messy habits may bug him.
"I think that is the most difficult thing for him," she concedes. "He's very, very organized."