Beyonce show off her tone legs and body in a photo shoot for the cover of Complex magazine August issue. The 29 year old singer talks openly about her new album “4″ and how Kanye’s single “Runaway” nearly brought her into tears and how her husband Jay-Z inspires her. She goes on to explain how she ended up working with new artist Frank Ocean, comparison to other female artist and how she is in her own lane.
Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. “I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. People who complain really get on my nerves. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
Working with Frank Ocean
Jay had a CD playing in the car one Sunday when we were driving to Brooklyn. I noticed his tone, his arrangements, and his storytelling. I immediately reached out to him—literally the next morning. I asked him to fly to New York and work on my record.”
On being compared to other female artists.
There is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. I’ve been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else’s throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I’ve been building for the past 15 years.
On her Legacy
I just want my legacy to be great music. Someone who was a risk taker and someone who had songs that struck conversation and emotion.
Here are some of the photos:
Read the entire cover story over at Complex: