Can you really call it nude if you’re covered in body paint and glitter? When you looks as good as Beyonce, it doesn’t even matter!
Mrs. Carter stripped down and slathered up for Flaunt magazine’s “Context” issue. The African themed spread was shot in 2011 by Tony Duran, but is just now being featured in the mag.
During the interview, Bey talked about everything from gay men to gluten. Check out the excerpts and more pics below!
Flaunt: A picnic planner is hoping to get lucky with his/her picnic companion. What’s in the picnic basket?
Beyoncé: A cozy blanket, red wine, fruit, ’90s R&B playing on my iPod. I don’t think you need much else.
F: 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?
B: 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.
F: What’s up with gluten anyway?
B: I’m okay with gluten. Sunday pizza is a must for me!
F: What famous piece of architecture might you most like to do some necking in?
B: The Louvre, or under the Arc de Triomphe. Paris is a beautiful, sexy city.
F: Millennials make up a huge part of your fan base. Thousands of them have responded to your Instagram hashtag #beygood to promote goodwill. How do you feel about the media’s take on youth as the “me me me” generation, or a generation of “slack-tivists” [people who are activists online but not in the real world]?
B: At my concerts I see the opposite. They are engaged in making a difference. We have collected tons of donations that will go towards creating jobs and helping people get jobs. That’s something I want to celebrate. For Chime for Change we raised awareness and over $4 million in one day for equal rights for girls everywhere. So many people at that concert were young. They are more socially responsible than they get credit for.
F: 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?
B: 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.
F: A number of magazines list the top X number of ways to please your lover. Anything missing on these lists typically?
B: If you have to read those lists, you’re already in trouble.
F: What’s boring to you?
B: Lack of creativity.