Beyonce Covers Out Magazine’s 2014 Power Issue Topless With A Blonde Wig
On the cover Out magazine’s 2014 Power Issue, Beyonce displays major bombshell by posing topless and cupping her breasts while a wearing a blonde wig reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe from her classic 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
In the magazine, the 32 year old entertainer talks about her self-titled visual album, sexuality and more.
The singer has been hailed as a feminist hero in recent years, which is a term that she self-identifies as. Her biggest hope is to inspire other women to behave similarly.
There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality, she explains. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.
While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make, she says via e-mail, as she was in the midst of her Mrs. Carter World Tour at the time of the interview. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart.
On human rights and equality:
Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle…But what I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority…We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.
On her self-titled album:
I was recording, shooting videos, and performing on the tour every night, all at the same time. At some point I felt like, ‘What am I doing? Is this too ambitious?’ Even the day the record was to be released I was scared to death, she reveals. But I also knew if I was that scared, something big was about to happen.
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