A very happy looking Beyonce is on the front of Essence magazine's July issue.
The 4 songstress also penned her own cover story and dishes on her 9 month hiatus. Bey wrote:
"I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me. This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do. Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband… Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things. They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile…"
We're glad you took a break, but at the same time it's nice to have you back 'bb!
[Image courtesy of Essence.]
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