Flaunt recently re-launched their glossy and though the shoot may be old, the interview that accompanies it is very much new.
Flaunt gets Beyonce to cough up the goods on her controversial collaboration with Pepsi, as well as her take on why she believes she is iconized by the gay community.
The cover story is long, but definitely worth the read. I have included a few of the more interesting excerpts.
Beyonce: “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.”
Flaunt: 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]?
Beyonce: “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.”
Flaunt: 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?
Beyonce: “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.”
Flaunt: A number of magazines list the top X number of ways to please your lover. Anything missing on these lists typically?
Beyonce: “If you have to read those lists, you’re already in trouble.”
Flaunt: What bores you?
Beyonce: “Lack of creativity.”