Beyonce looks absolutely stunning in these photos taken for Flaunt magazine in 2011 by photographer Tony Duran.
I don’t know if I’ve ever written a Beyonce post before, but I am an avid Beyonce fan. I feel like I’ve grown up with her because I’ve been listening to her music from her “No, No, No” days. I sang along to “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Bugaboo,” and “Say My Name” like nobody’s business. I’m not one of those crazy stans who go after people’s necks when they say something negative about her, but I’ve been known to shut down a few people who love to say means things about her just because they heard somebody else say it.
I haven’t seen Beyonce look this gorgeous in a while. Yes, she is a pretty woman, but these photos, especially the ones where it looks like she was dipped a tub of Jesus touched glitter, are absolutely amazing. It’s a side of her I’ve never seen photography wise and trust me I’ve seen a lot of Beyonce photos. When I was in my early teens, I used to save pictures of her to my computer for no reason. I’m serious y’all, I’m a real Beyonce fan.
Here’s an excerpt of what Beyonce had to say in her interview with Flaunt magazine.
Flaunt: Gay men are drawn to you and empowered by you, as they have been to “gay icons” Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Madonna. What is it about you, and those women, that gay men love?
Beyonce: “I’m flattered if I’m in the company of those great women. I think they love that we are bold, unafraid to love, and flaunt our sexuality and strength.”
Flaunt: Some were critical at your participating in a Pepsi campaign after you moved your body for childhood obesity. Where is the balance between your career objectives and your philanthropy?
Beyonce: “Pepsi is a brand I’ve grown up seeing my heroes collaborate with. The company respects musicians and artistry. I wouldn’t encourage any person, especially a child, to live life without balance. When you work out, take care of your body, rehearse as hard as I rehearsed in the commercial, I think it’s great to have a Pepsi or Diet Pepsi when you want one. It’s all about choices.”
Flaunt: Millennials make up a huge part of your fan base. Thousands of them have responded to your Instagram hashtag #beygood to promote goodwill. How do you feel about the media’s take on youth as the “me me me” generation, or a generation of “slack-tivists” [people who are activists online but not in the real world]?
Beyonce: “At my concerts I see the opposite. They are engaged in making a difference. We have collected tons of donations that will go towards creating jobs and helping people get jobs. That’s something I want to celebrate. For Chime for Change we raised awareness and over $4 million in one day for equal rights for girls everywhere. So many people at that concert were young. They are more socially responsible than they get credit for.”
You have always carefully sculpted your image and controlled public access to your off-stage life. Is there anything to envy about stars who don’t care about safeguarding their private lives?
I have chosen to keep certain aspects of my life private. But I also love sharing what makes me happy, especially through photography.
Is there a sex scandal in history that you find not so scandalous, and instead just kinda awesome?
Antony and Cleopatra. The legend of that love affair affected history and lives to this day.
Flaunt: A number of magazines list the top X number of ways to please your lover. Anything missing on these lists typically?Beyonce: “If you have to read those lists, you’re already in trouble.”
Flaunt: What bores you?
I agree fully with Beyonce about being bored with lack of creativity. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but one of the reasons I’m never bored is because I’m always thinking of ways to be creative whether on my natural hair YouTube channel and blog or over here on this blog and my Fashion channel.
Peace, love, and happiness,
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