Beyoncé Knowles scores another Vogue cover this time for Vogue UK’s May 2013 issue as photographed by Arthur Elgort once again flashing her toned abs to us all! Inside Vogue talk to Beyoncé about all things marriage, motherhood, her musical career, husband Jay-Z, and her determination to remain true to her instincts and her passion for a job which has seen her singing professionally for nearly 20 years and of course her upcoming tour The Mrs Carter Show World Tour.
“I’m always bruised somewhere – my legs, my hips,” she says of the gruelling preparations that make for those spectacular shows. “But you’ve already started so you’ve just gotta fight through it.”
Inside she shares:
On her message of female empowerment: “Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman. If you’re attractive then you can’t be sexy, and you can’t be intelligent? What is all of that? . . . I don’t know [if I’d call myself a feminist]. That word can be very extreme. But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality, and that we have a ways to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept. But I’m happily married. I love my husband.”
On being Mrs. Carter: “I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been. It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do.’ The purpose of my body became completely different. The way I view it and everything. There’s a sensuality and an audacity that I’m OK with sharing. And I’m not uncomfortable about it. I’m not shy about it. And I feel like it’s important for women not to lose that sense of sensuality.”
On whether she sees her daughter following in her footsteps: “I hope she figures it out . . . Whatever makes her happy, I’m there. I do feel like I’m going to be honest with my daughter. I definitely want my daughter to have goals and drive and passion – it has to be a balance . . . Right now, she just likes tempo. She likes salsa – anything with a beat. Which makes sense because I was on tour when I was pregnant, and then I went on to her dad’s tour and the 808 was probably shaking the womb . . .”
You can read more at Vogue UK’s website.
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