The midriff-baring portrait is decidedly more casual than her last spread, but the Houston-born superstar doesn't stray from the real issues — feminism chief among them.
Bey's brand of girl power has been a hot — if perplexing — topic for years, but she puts the question of whether or not she's a bona-fide "feminist" to rest with this interview. Sort of.
"I'm just a woman and I love being a woman."
"That word can be very extreme," Beyoncé explained to British Vogue. "But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. 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?"
Beyoncé continues, "I do believe in equality and that we have a way 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. I feel like Mrs. Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I've ever been."
Clearly. Have you heard her new track?