GQ magazine published some of the photos from Beyonce’s cover shoot for the February issue. The stunning photos portray a woman who celebrates her sexuality, even as her husband pushes toward 50. Her toned cheerleader body belies the fact that she was ever pregnant (some still believe she never was).
In the interview, by Andy Wallace, Beyonce says she loves being onstage:
“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it,” she says. “Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.” She means this in a good way: When her brain turns off, it is, frankly, a relief. After drilling herself, repeating every move so many times, locking them in, she can then afford not to think. “It’s like a blackout. When I’m onstage, I don’t know what the crap happens. I am gone… I’m like, ‘Please piss me off before the performance.’ I used to use everything.”
Her daughter, Blue Ivy, with rapper Jay Z, is only mentioned once in the article — by the writer. The reader is reminded often that Beyonce is focused on branding herself. She won’t stop until she has seared her image into everyone else’s reality. Being a mother is what every woman is born to do. No more, no less.
Top by Azzedine Alaïa. Panties by Dolce & Gabbana. Earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. Chain and rings by Manon, Bracelets by Tom Ford. Heels by Versace…source GQ