Beyoncé strips down to nothing and gets covered in glitter for the cover of Flaunt magazine’s context issue. There’s also an accompanying interview where Ms. Carter discusses being a gay icon, what bores her the most, her favorite architecture, criticism surrounding her Pepsi deal and more.
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?
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.
What famous piece of architecture might you most like to do some necking in?
The Louvre, or under the Arc de Triomphe. Paris is a beautiful, sexy city.
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?
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.
What is your favorite kind of stain?
One piece of clothing you own that you absolutely couldn’t live without?
A white T-shirt.
What’s boring to you?
Lack of creativity.
Take a look at more photos from the shoot below.
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