Beyoncé – At this issue, the superstar gets candid about her family and reflects on how the events of 2020 have changed her.
Beyoncé is back in the fashion spotlight after how many years.
The star with the most dashes is in front of the December issue of British Vogue with not one but three awesome and fabulous separate covers captured by Kennedi Carter, 21, the most young photographer shooting a cover for the British fashion publication in its 104-year history.
Beyoncé, 39, wears a structured blazer with spectacular straps in one image, an athletic-inspired ensemble with a matching intricate neon bucket hat from her new Ivy Park collection in the second and a sheer mesh jumpsuit pictured in final cover. As for her glamor, the singer and entrepreneur has a variety of looks, including a long blonde afro, a smooth ponytail, and a sensual smoky eye.
Within the broadcast, Beyoncé talks about fashion, family and philanthropy with Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue. She also reflects on how 2020 has shaped her, telling the outlet, “It would be difficult to experience life in a pandemic and the current social turmoil and not be changed.”
She continued: “I have learned that my voice is clearer when I am still. I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life.”
The multi-talented musician – who has led the past decade with projects such as Lemonade, Beychella, The Lion King, Black Is King and several world tours (all while raising daughter Blue Ivy and twins Sir and Rumi with husband Jay Z) — said she “spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how.”
But amid a global pandemic, nationwide protests and political turmoil, Beyoncé has finally given herself a break: “I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”
The singer also began stepping into her power when she became a mother – sharing how her children have inspired her to raise black voices throughout her career: “Something cracked inside me right after I gave light to my first daughter, “Beyoncé told the outlet.
“From that point on, I truly understood my power, and motherhood has been my biggest inspiration. It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued. I was also deeply inspired by my trip to South Africa with my family.”
Beyoncé went on to explain that the reason she dedicated her stunning visual album Black Is King to her three year old son is because she “felt it was important to raise and praise our kids and ensure they grow up with enough movies, children’s books and music to children who foster emotional intelligence, personal worth and our rich history.”
After teasing the project for weeks, Beyonce dropped Black Is King on July 31, sending international Beyhive into a panic from the first scenes.
Overnight, the nearly hour and a half project – a year after Disney’s theatrical release of The Lion King, starring Beyoncé as Nala – instantly became a trending topic on Twitter. The platform even created a custom lion like animation when using #BlackIsKing.
As the description of the new film indicates, “This Beyoncé visual album reinterprets the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their crowns.” Launched against the backdrop of the global Black Lives Matter movement for equality, humanity and justice, the star’s latest work aims to inspire black youth while paying tribute to Africa, an effort Beyoncé embodies beautifully at every moment.