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4.09.2014

Beyonce Steps Outside The Box For Out Magazine!


"Hold up, Beyonce is the ish if we do say so our self, if we do say so our self." Hello Beyonce or should we say Peaches...LOL!! Beyonce is serving it up and giving us all our life on the cover of OUT Magazine's power issue! Not only does she look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G but she's speaking some real stuff too.She's tired of the world judging her because she decided to own her sexuality. Did they forget that she's a grown woman!? We think so, but don't worry King Bey isn't bowing down and she's letting the world know it.



On owning her sexuality:
" I'd like to believe that my music opened up the conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. 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. 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"

On her new album:

"[It was] much freer than anything I'd done in the past. We really just tried to trust our instincts, embrace the moment, and keep it fun."


On the visuals for "Drunk In Love":

"We were in Miami for Jay's concert, and it was just the two of us, on the beach, amazing weather, and one outfit! It's beautiful in its simplicity. If you want something to feel real and urgent, you can't over think it."

On how the sound of her new album came about:

"When I recorded "XO" I was sick with a bad sinus infection. I recorded it in a few minutes just as a demo and decided to keep the vocals. I lived with most of the songs for a year and never rerecorded the demo vocals. I really loved the imperfections, so I kept the original demos. I spent the most time I'd normally spend on backgrounds and vocal production on getting the music perfect. There were days I spent solely on getting the perfect mix of sounds for the snare alone. Discipline, patience, control, truth, risk, and effortless were all things I though about while I was putting the album together."


On if she only makes music for women:

"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. 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. 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."


Read the full article HERE!

Side SASS: The article also features a inside look at the amazing people that work for Beyonce

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