stunning pics from beyonce’s latest photoshoot!
complex magazine’s current beyonce cover spread, left me completely inspired!
so of course that meant i had to share it with you
here are a few images and some excerpts from the interview:
on the state of contemporary music today:
“everything sounds the same on the radio. with 4 I tried to mix R&B from the ’70s and the ’90s with rock ‘n’ roll and a lot of horns to create something new and exciting. i wanted musical changes, bridges, vibrata, live instrumentation, and classic songwriting.”
on her own music:
“i usually know from the hook if the song is something that transcends language, race, and genre, and if it’s something that affects pop culture. it’s something i can visualize people singing in stadiums all over the world. but my favorite songs on my albums are usually not my singles.”
on how her man inspires her:
“jay’s music is more than music. his lyrics have fathered generations. all that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. there are moments when I see his lips moving and I can see lyrics floating above his head and I think, ‘wow! how did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?’”
“whenever i feel bad, i use that feeling to motivate me to work harder… i only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. people who complain really get on my nerves. when I’m not feeling my best i ask myself, ‘what are you gonna do about it?’ i use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
on how she feels about competition:
“there is room on this earth for many queens. i have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. i’ve been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. i have no desire for anyone else’s throne. i am very comfortable in the throne I’ve been building for the past 15 years.”
she’s definitely a woman who is comfortable in her skin and owns all that she has accomplished which is so admirable and inspiring to see in a woman!!
what did you think of these images? i’d love to hear your thoughts!
(to read the full interview and see more images click here)