Beyoncé prýðir forsíðu næsta tölublaðs OUT magazine en blaðið er aðallega ætlað samkynhneigðu fólki, sem mér þykir alveg frábært! Þetta er fyrsta forsíðumyndin hennar frá því platan “Beyoncé” kom út í lok árs 2013. Ég er sjúk í myndaseríuna og varð því að deila með ykkur nokkrum myndum.
Beyoncé on her lyrics: I’d like to believe that my music opened up that 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. 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.
Beyoncé on her raw voice in “XO”: 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 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 effortlessness were all things I thought about while I was putting this album together.
Beyoncé on liberation: What I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man,” she continued. “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.