The 32-year old, who caused controversy with the Kardashians last month for not accepting Kim’s wedding invite, gave a pretty good interview with the mag as she stressed that women “should own their sexuality”.
Beyonce’s latest self-titled record was a game changer for the music industry, in terms of how she presented herself to her fans.
The music was more raunchy, sexy and daring — it was a risk that certainly pulled off for the former Destiny’s Child lead singer.
Knowles describes the project as a way of getting through women to tell them that it’s okay to be yourself and owning your sexuality — confidence and strength are what Beyonce thinks women lack in these days, hence why she strongly preaches her sentence below:
“I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality,” she said.
“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.”
I recall there being so much negativity once Beyonce released the album — of course more positive stuff was said than negative, but many people believed that the singer was selling herelf out and that she was being “disgusting” because she’s a mother who’s singing about “surfboarding” her husband in songs.
Yonce responded to the haters when she further told the magazine: “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.”
“Discipline, patience, control, truth, risk, and effortlessness were all things I thought about while I was putting this album together.”
Do you agree with Beyonce’s choice of words, and most importantly, if you’re a woman and have listened to Bey’s new album, do you hear any female empowerment?