Beyoncé’s fearlessness is clearly depicted on the cover of Out’s Power Issue.
The absolutely stunning Bey was featured on the cover wearing nothing but a blonde wig and a string of long pearls. The 31-year-old looked very Marilyn Monroe, totally channeling the 1953 classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
The pop R&B goddess opened up to the magazine about the power of owning female sexuality and the drop of her groundbreaking visual album.
“There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality,” she explained. “There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.”
“The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims,” she continued. “Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”
The Queen continued to talk about why she made the album and who she was striving to make it for.
“While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart,” Mrs. Carter proclaimed.
Beyoncé went on to discuss the magnitude of her most recent album, admitting that she was scared that it was “too ambitious” of a move. She later realized she was scared something big was about to happen-and boy was she right.
“I was recording, shooting videos, and performing on the tour every night, all at the same time. At some point I felt like, ‘What am I doing? Is this too ambitious? Even the day the record was to be released I was scared to death,” she admitted. “But I also knew if I was that scared, something big was about to happen.”
Below is a photo from her Mrs. Carter world tour.
Her album drop shattered records, selling over 1.3 million copies in just the first three weeks.
Check out the unbelievably sexy photoshop for her cover story here. You can pick up the magazine and read her entire May cover story now.
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