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.”
I kind of expected more tbh.
See the shoot below:
“I want [my son] to know that he can be strong and brave but that he can also be sensitive and kind. I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest. It’s everything a woman wants in a man, and yet we don’t teach it to our boys.” #beyonce #vogue #raisinggoodmen
Beyoncé for September Issue of American Vogue: COACHELLA- “I had a clear vision for Coachella. I was so specific because I’d seen it, I’d heard it, and it was already written inside of me. One day I was randomly singing the black national anthem to Rumi while putting her to sleep. I started humming it to her every day. In the show at the time I was working on a version of the anthem with these dark minor chords and stomps and belts and screams. After a few days of humming the anthem, I realized I had the melody wrong. I was singing the wrong anthem. One of the most rewarding parts of the show was making that change. I swear I felt pure joy shining down on us. I know that most of the young people on the stage and in the audience did not know the history of the black national anthem before Coachella. But they understood the feeling it gave them. It was a celebration of all the people who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine, who moved the world forward so that it could welcome a woman of color to headline such a festival.” Beyoncé #beyonce #vogue #uniquepieces #upsboutique #fashion #fashionista THANKS FOR READING UP’s… MLB ✍?