In the new issue of Out magazine, Yonc├â┬⌐ talked about her amped up sinful image, and how her newest album showed her the seXXX-rated way:
“I├óΓé¼Γäód like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥whatever you want to be├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥and still be a sexual being. It├óΓé¼Γäós not mutually exclusive.”
Spoken like a class act, momma!
Queen Bey went on to reveal that even though she knew she’d receive flack from her younger audience, she knew making this album as genuine as possible was the only way:
“While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle.”
Sexuality aside, the entire collection of tunes is about empowerment, and that’s exactly what she was hoping to convey:
“I├óΓé¼Γäóm very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority ├óΓé¼┬ª We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.”
We knew she was a strong woman…
But GAHDAM, GAHDAM, GAHDAM!
We love her even more!
P.S. CLICK HERE to read more about her spread with the mag!
[Image via OUT/Santiago & Mauricio]