ZOMG Beyonce Covers Vogue And Actually Gave An Interview. Sort Of
Only Beyonce could entirely control who photographs her and direct her own interview in Vogue.
Beyonce lands on Vogue.
The First Lady of Music hired 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell for the photos, marking the first time a black photographer has shot the cover in the magazine’s 126-year history (yikes).
Beyonce also gave an interview to the mag. Kind of.
“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell,” Beyonce told the magazine. “Clearly that has been proven a myth. Not only is an African-American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first-ever Vogue cover shot by an African American photographer.”
Low-key sounds like her publicist wrote that, which is believable considering Vogue did not get the chance to interview Beyonce in person. Instead, she narrated an essay. Part of that included details of her emergency C-section with the twins.
“I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir,” she wrote. I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU.”
■ Beyonce reveals she came “from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave.” “I had to process that revelation over time,” she wrote. “I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.”
■ And working out post-pregnancy. “My core felt different,” she shared, and “embraced being curvier.”
“To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller,” she wrote. “I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my (butt) off until I have it. But right now, my (bigger bikini area) and I feel like we are meant to be.”