Beyonce Covers GQ + Sings for the Obamas

posted by Sista on January 9th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

BEYONCE COVERS GQ FEBRUARY 2013 ISSUE 150x250 Beyonce Covers GQ + Sings for the Obamas

It looks like 2013 is getting off to an amazing start for Beyonce. The singer will reportedly release two new singles this month, perform at the Presidential Inauguration, perform at next month’s Super Bowl and as you can see to your left, cover the next hot issue of GQ magazine.

Beyonce steps up her hotness game, posing in only her t-shirt and panties, a look I don’t think I have exactly seen from her before. Yes Bey has gone sexy, but this shot, with the peekaboo boobage, is definitely pushing the envelope… even for her.

As for the Inaugural performance, Beyonce will sing the national anthem at the U.S. Capitol, where she will also be joined by James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson… a known Republican.

I guess both the President and the Queen Bey are winning in 2013.



66 Comments

  1. Hot and sexy. But reeks of desperately trying to keep up with the younger girls, namely Rihanna.

  2. Trying to keep up with rihanna? You do know that bey has been doing sexy GQ and Sports Illustrated shoots since before rihanna existed right? This is her 5th gq cover and she has definitely done sexy covers like this before. People stay doing the most when it comes to bey smh. Anyway she looks hot! That body though……putting these other chicks to shame.

  3. Her. Body. Is. STUNNING!!!

    That waist to hip ratio>>> She wears a body-chain like no other.

    Love how Bey can go from GQ to singing @ the Inauguration. So much POWER!!! LEGEND

    Oh, and there is nothing sexy about Rihanna ill box shape. Her stans are so insecure, just like their fav. Ya’ll should go google her recent nudes. So Gross and nasty.

  4. UGH!

    You must be absent during Beyonce’s entire career to think she is Copying rihanna by covering GQ.

    You must missed the entire IASF and 4 era to think she never done sexy and hot shoots before.

    Some Rihanna fans are also claiming she copying Rihanna by wearing a body chain. Beyonce has been wearing body chain since DC.

    Beyonce has done everything Rihanna is doing now. The Young ones need to be educated.

  5. @Madison – Of course her stans are insecure. Why would they say such thing when they know Beyonce have done stuff like this before?

  6. She just seems to be doing her and nothing wrong with that. i am happy that a black woman is able to do her thing these days.

  7. I think she imitates ri at times as well as other artists. everybody does it but bey is the queen. But ri is a lot sexier. Idk if its the bad a$$ image but she is.

  8. They’re not talking about covering GQ…..more like shes posing and what shes wearing. Rihanna is insequire….yet Beyonce is on here looking like she doesn’t know her worth or is Rihanna’s age. Shes a married woman with a child for GOD’s sake!!! Theres absolutely NOTHING tasteful nor classy about what shes wearing. Please save the excuse about her being a men’s magazine and what GQ wanted. Her body belongs to her husband and she have easily told GQ she weren’t posing in that barely there whatever it is that shes wearing.

  9. Beyonce vs Rihanna, round 456.

    Both are beautiful. Both are sexy. Both are winning. So…what’s the problem? Next.

  10. i hate it’s always a rihanna vs. beyonce brought into things. sad that there can only be “two” at “the top” when there should be more of us beautiful, talented, sexy sistas.

    whatever. this is different for beyonce. i remember her in complex during the bday era. she tooks sexy pics that were more demure. even her sports illustrated cover was wholesome yet sexy and girlish. but as someone mentioned above she’s further pushing her ‘sex’ envelope and well, this is GQ magazine…

    y’all have at it with the “debate”. and no surprise she is singing for the president again. she has always been destined to make the history books. happy one-year bday, blue (belated). saw a pic of her tearing up some cards on another site. lol. cuteness all around.

  11. I don’t understand why people always worry about how much skin Beyonce or Rihanna shows. #1 their grown,#2 Yes Beyonce is married but unless your name is Shawn Carter aka Jayz then what she does or how she shows her body shouldn’t concern you. Beyonce has always taken sexy photos before. And im sure Rihanna isn’t going to cover up just because some people doesn’t like it.

  12. Lol at whoever said rihanna is sexier than bey. Just because she gets more naked, does not make her sexier. Bey has a way better body and she had a damn child which makes her look even more amazing. Rihanna aint touching bey on any level sorry.

  13. I am very surprized by this. I saw it on IG yesterday and I was like, “is this real?”….I love me some Bey but I am a little disappointed just a tab bit. I feel she is so mature so to see this kind of pose Im like “huh?”….Its not a terrible pic but I am very surprized though.

  14. *giggles*

    I remember when Beyoncé became the new ‘it’ black girl and her fans used to disrespect Janet Jackson and claim that Janet was trying to keep up with Beyoncé. Now that Rihanna is the new it black girl, her fans are acting exactly like the Beyoncé fans were back in 2003/2004 and now its Beyoncé who is trying to keep up with Rihanna. I wonder who Rihanna will be put up against 10 years from now.

  15. I love the pics. This is gym motivation! Can not wait to hear her new music

  16. Unfortunately, this is the era of all things “Kardashian” and everyone has to “keep up”….including Beyonce. That’s my best explanation for those poses and ensembles. The problem as I see it is that we are so densensitized to seeing hypersexual images in public that we no longer recognize them as innappropriate. I’m not a mother yet, but I can imagine the difficulty there is in raising daughters to believe that there worth is not contigent on their sexual prowess when images like this are lauded, praised and approved. This is not okay.

  17. The difference is Rihanna is comfortable doing it. Beyonce is doing it for buzz. When rihanna do things its real she do it because she wants to. its not for commercial success.

  18. their* not there

  19. I wonder what Michelle Obama has to say about Beyonce being a good role model for her kids now. How can beyonce be considered classy after this? It’s reeks of desperation.

  20. She’s Beautiful!

  21. Naked-er and naked-er! Whats next crotchless thongs LOL
    Soul Sold…

  22. It will be nice when these “strong” women will see the strength in putting their clothes on as fast as they take them off. Anything can get tired and showing her ass yet again is tired, sorry. Not just Bey but all of them.

  23. @T, Madison, Ellen COSIGN! Bey has BEEN doing sexy shoots her entire “4” pics were SEXY AND she has done shots where there is a little boobage see her DIL album cover. She looks HOT in these pictures her body is beautiful and she looks so young and fresh. 2013 is shaping up to be the year of Beyonce and I cannot wait!

  24. First of all, Beyonce looks freaking amazing. Second of all, she’s been taking pics like this FOR YEARS. Nothing new, just kind of shocking now that she’s a mama and society says that mothers should become homemakers dressed in a turtle neck after giving birth to a child.

    Also, this entire comment section is full of hypocrisy. Beyonce is THIRTY-ONE, not sixteen, nor is she an angel. Jlo(MOTHER), Madonnna(MOTHER), Janet(ALLEGED MOTHER) are all older and have done more risque pictures in the past ten years. Heck, Beyonce has even taken more risque pictures than this. Have you not seen her 4 booklet? She has posed topless so many times over the years I have lost count. Really people, get over yourselves.

  25. This is what passes for classy now huh. She looks no different that those girls you see on those stripper posters that they pass out at the clubs. This is triflin and tacky and yes her body is beautiful and would have been just as beautiful covered up. What’s next playboy.

  26. Is somebody taking notes from Rihanna with the boob and underwear ? you are a mom now Bey is that really necessary? Still love her but this causes a serous side-eye from me.

  27. It’s extremely ignorant when people pass off their opinions as cold hard facts…
    Jay’s a lucky dude.

  28. You go beyonce!!! You look great!!

  29. See the difference people:
    Beyonce Cover – Sexy
    Rihanna Cover – Slutt*

  30. Remember those bitchy comments Beyonce used to make while with Destinys Child and in the early stages of her solo career? No? Let me remind you.

    “Man, if I had a dollar for every time that kind of guy says, ‘you’ll only get the cover if you take off your pants’, I’d be a rich woman,” said Beyonce back in 2003 when discussing the pressure she receives to strip down for sexy photoshoots. “When they make those kinds of demands, I leave. Goodbye. I want to be respected and remembered for my talent in the first place, not for my booty.”

    “Some women show some nudity in all their pics. But I am known for being prudish,” she continued. “I don’t have a problem with sexy clothes. Any really hot fashion thing I’ll wear. And I’ll put on a bikini if the scene is on the beach. But vulgar for no reason? Never.”

    If memory serves me correctly this was from a Blender magazine interview.

  31. Beyonce is a legend in her own mind. Her arrogance knows no bounds. She has fallen for her own media created hype. Telling GQ she works harder than anyone else she knows in the business shows how obsessed she is with herself and making the world the same way. It’s statements like these that turn people off. She, her husband and Kanye are all cut from the same cloth of conceitedness. Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Pink, Britney Spears and Adele have record and album sales that make her look like a newcomer and you never hear statements like this from them. How does she know she works harder than say, Gaga? I just can’t with this woman. No support from me at all. I ain’t worshiping her, her baby, her life or her husband.

  32. She said she works harder than anyone in the business? Really? What about those artists who are putting in studio time and rehearsal time and photoshoot time so that they can get to the point in their careers where they too can say this? What about her contemporaries who are also known for hard work? I need clarification on this statement. Surely she didn’t say those words in that manner; surely. We know she works hard. We see it. And when we don’t see it she reminds us, but surely she didn’t declare working harder than ANYONE else is in the biz??? :|

  33. @Britney In 2003, she was 21. She’s 31 now and can change her opinion on things. Why are we bringing up old interviews from ten years ago? Ten years ago. That was a decade, not a month and not a year. People change and move on. Maybe you should take notes from beyonce and do the same.

    And @Kenyade, she said she works harder than anyone she knows in music. For years she’s been titled, “the hardest working woman in music”, over and over again. I don’t think Beyonce meant any harm in that statement. I also don’t believe what she said was a big deal when countless other singers have sniffed their own kool-aid once or twice before.

    Everything this woman says in dissected and blown out of proportion. So what is she thinks she is the hardest worker in music. I think she is the hardest female out there now. People might think otherwise. I have a right to my opinion and so does Beyonce.

  34. Thanks for the clarification @LMAO

  35. Blue put a hurtin’ on that body!
    @Rosetta only one of those artists you named has sold more than her, that’s BS….
    PLEASE if you’re gonna degrade someone do it with facts.

  36. She looks great! Dang I’m inspired to loose my baby weight!

  37. Biggest Selling Female Artists since 2007 (Forbes)

    1. Britney Spears – 20.7 million
    2. Norah Jones – 16 million
    3. Alicia Keys – 15.2 million
    4. Celine Dion – 13.5 million
    5. Pink – 11.9 million
    6. Avril Lavigne – 11 million
    7. Mariah Carey – 10.5 million
    8. Faith Hill – 10 million
    9. Taylor Swift – 10.2 million
    10. Beyonce – 9.8 million
    11. Shania Twain – 9.3 million
    12. Kelly Clarkson – 9.1 million
    13. Carrie Underwood – 9 million
    14. Mary J. Blige – 8.9 million
    15. Enya – 8.5 million
    16. Jennifer Lopez – 8.1 million
    17. Christina Aguilera – 7.6 million
    18. Miley Cyrus – 7.5 million
    19. Madonna – 7.3 million
    20. Shakira – 7.1 million

  38. therealtruthtold

    Beyonce did speak the truth when she said she’s the hardest working women in the music industry and it shows. Now if you look at the photo’s in this spread she’s wearing a the likes of a biniki. She looks fab, point.com Stop hating and appreciate. Jay-z knows his wife is a dime/jewel. Bey’s post baby body is just amazing.

  39. I keep telling people Beyoncé is 50% hype not backed up with actual record sales. Alicia Keys’ album sell double what Beyoncé’s does in the US and outside and you never hear such arrogance from her. Numbers wise, Beyoncé falls way behind all the hot girls today except Rihanna in album sales. But even in singles sales Rihanna has surpassed the so call Queen King B. Numbers don’t lie. Do your homework. Beyoncé is good at promoting herself, not so much at actually selling music.

  40. Britney_Bitches

    Beyonce did speak the truth when she said she’s the hardest working women in the music industry

    Prove it.

    Rihanna, 7 albums, 5 tours, 1 movie in 7 years.

    She’s released more albums and done more tours than Beyonce has done in the same amount of time.

    And I am no Rihanna fan. Just trying to make a point. You don’t become a Rihanna, a Pink, an Adele, a Katy Perry, a Lady Gaga without paying dues.

    I refuse to count Britney because she makes money from her dullard fans just sitting on her ass.

  41. No, the hardest would be Mariah Carey, net worth 500 million, all the albums, top tens over two decades…but, THEY ALL WORK HARD…LADY GAGA WORKS HARD AND MANY WOULD ARGUE THAT SHE’S THE HARDEST WORKING ARTIST OF TODAY (Tour Grosses, plays instrument, Writes and Dances).

    Beyonce is who she is, fans always want to make her this humble, sweet girl, she can be I’m sure, but the Queen B is quite competitive, power hungry and egocentric based on her quest to perpetuate the illusion (HYPE) of the one and only, the best and she is if you enjoy her vocal stylings (runs gone wild) and a lot of ditty music, a Janet Jackson catalogue is the standard. She’s the best “marketed” artist of her time. She performs like she’s watching herself, that’s what I didn’t like early on from her solo career. She’s so into the sell versus the artistry. Fans think people hate because we do see her incredible beauty, vocal range and talent and don’t see her as great, but it was greatly unused!

    Jill Scott and nem work the hardest (my opinion) because they don’t get the budget or media coverage, which makes a singer. All and all, ALL artists work equally as hard, Beyonce is entittled to her opinion about herself! It’s ok, to disagree ya’ll.


  42. Cynthinia
    January 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    No, the hardest would be Mariah Carey, net worth 500 million, all the albums, top tens over two decades…but, THEY ALL WORK HARD…LADY GAGA WORKS HARD AND MANY WOULD ARGUE THAT SHE’S THE HARDEST WORKING ARTIST OF TODAY (Tour Grosses, plays instrument, Writes and Dances).

    Beyonce is who she is, fans always want to make her this humble, sweet girl, she can be I’m sure, but the Queen B is quite competitive, power hungry and egocentric based on her quest to perpetuate the illusion (HYPE) of the one and only, the best and she is if you enjoy her vocal stylings (runs gone wild) and a lot of ditty music, a Janet Jackson catalogue is the standard. She’s the best “marketed” artist of her time. She performs like she’s watching herself, that’s what I didn’t like early on from her solo career. She’s so into the sell versus the artistry. Fans think people hate because we do see her incredible beauty, vocal range and talent and don’t see her as great, but it was greatly unused!

    Jill Scott and nem work the hardest (my opinion) because they don’t get the budget or media coverage, which makes a singer. All and all, ALL artists work equally as hard, Beyonce is entittled to her opinion about herself! It’s ok, to disagree ya’ll.

    *waves handkerchief* YES!!!

  43. Rihanna has seven albums Bey has four I don’t understand how people compare.

    LMAO & Kanyade please continue speaking my thoughts.

  44. Sista- worldwide? hmmm, thanks for pullin that up

  45. Some of u are completely delusional its hilarious. U do know that akeys album only sold less than 200k first week right? U do know that rihanna just now getting her first #1 album after 7 tries right? Lmao bey is the most successful black female artist of this generation period. Why do u think everybody gets compared to her?

  46. Also how many albums they put out inbetween those times (idk) just sayin, so I guess that whole ‘debate’ is kinda pointless.

  47. ok, Ill give it to her she looks phenomenal and she should be proud of ALL of her achievements. But I think Bey has worked so hard to get to where she is and she has gained the respect of the industry and her peers….so why does she feel the need to take these kinds of pictures? She is long past the days of being half naked to get peoples attention – thats what new artists are for!! Im all for women expressing themselves but once you reach a certain level you just dont have to do what the others are doing, you just have to stand up & say something and we’ll listen because you have proven to your audiences that your opinion is valuable through your highly impressive body of work!

    But hey if this is what the industry demands these days then so “Bey” it (pun intended lol). I just think she’s better than this OOOORRRRR maybe women over 30 (like me) are just not her primary target market anymore……and so we might be a bit taken aback by the skimpy outfits.

    It doenst bother me when Rihanna and other younger artists are doing this sort of thing because she is still soooo young and Im most certainly NOT her primary target market.

    Maybe Im outgrowning Mrs Carter too….

    Conclusion: she looks stunning, but its not necessary….

  48. @ ROSETTA Beyonce has outsold all of them except Britney. Rihanna’s average sales are 2 – million. Even 4 outsold her last album.

    @ BRITNEY_BITCHES Watch Rihanna in concert and then watch Beyonce. It’s very clear who is the hardest working woman. Beyonce puts on a complete show while Rihanna just skips around. She’s released 7 albums because she is not involved in making of the album. Rihanna has never had 1 tour as successful as Beyonce’s tours have been. Please know your facts.

  49. Marsha, you are a bold face liar. Beyoncé hasn’t outsold anyone on that list album wise, except maybe Rihanna. Beyoncé’s album sales have decreased with every album since her solo debut. Adele’s album just sold 22 million copies, that’s like all Beyoncé’s albums combined. You all don’t know the difference between hype and what’s real. Beyoncé is no album seller. She has never been top dog. Never will be. She’s a great artist who has worked to up her stage game, she said so and it is easily seen. She’s become a great performer, but she isn’t moving numbers like the big girls. You can’t find one list released by the RIAA listing Beyoncé anywhere near the top of the highest selling artists over the last decade. Even her single sales have ben dwarfed by Taylor, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Blah Blah. And despite the latest hype machine, that will not change. Her last album failed pop wise. R&B radio loved it, but without the pop audience she is as good as done.

    By the way, Rihanna is one of the worst artists to come along in probably 30 years. She won’t last. 5 years from now Rihanna will be a richer version of Ciara. I respect Beyonce more because she has tried to become a better artist, a better performer. For Rihanna, you know she just shows up and sings what she is told to. Her biggest concern is what color her hair will be or what she will wear.

  50. Stop comparing all these women against each other. They all working hard. These why we can not get along. Beyonce doing it Rhi-Rhi doing it.

  51. I mean “this is”

  52. Bey has done sexy shoots in little of nothing attire for over a decade…Where y’all been? So busy hating, you must have missed it.
    I am confused Rhianna is 25, Bey is only 31… I am cracking up at people on here acting like she is
    SO MUCH OLDER than Rhianna. Janet (46) is 15 years older than Beyonce, there is a HUGE difference.
    Both ladies are hot, Beyonce is just HOTTER. She is respected so much more in the industry than Rhianna. Beyonce is worth 600 million, hangs with the Obamas and High Brow entertainers on vaca…
    Rhianna smokes blunts with Chris Brown…just saying.
    I do love Rhianna and her style and the fact that she is edgy… Edgy doesn’t equal longevity.
    There is a reason Beyonce has been on top for 17 years and half these people been hating for 17 years.. GIVE UP ALREADY! Beyonce has proven her worth and is collecting $50 million dollar checks from Pepsi just for that reason…Why because they know her worth as well.
    GQ ALWAYS does a sexy female shoot every couple of months… Beyonce is killing that and it is getting buzz because she is a mystery. Want to see Rhianna naked? You can catch mama on Instagram 7 days a week naked, a blunt and cursing out her nay-sayers
    Yes, As for the two covers BOTH HOT
    As for the 2 artist…BEYONCE IS STILL KING!! CAREER AFTER 17 years ON TOP! Get in to it! Google all of her covers over her career span..Plenty are SEXY… Stop judging… it is not sexy….

  53. why cant she just be HOT? Get over it trying to find a way to say she isnt… she runsssss shit! No one selling out stadiums but Bey! Name one! Rhi aint so stop making up shit.

  54. I have been on this site for 7 years now and it amazes me how people use your screen name. However, @ Rosetta from the Original and “Real” Real Talk on Brown Sister I totally agree. Nice pictures, but definately a legend in her own mind It amazes me how this woman and her fans claim she is so classy. But then she does these type photo shoots. So I guess Michelle Obama and Queen Elizabeth will be posing next. Yeah right get the point. Nice photos but classy people just don’t do certain things.

  55. Biggest Selling Female Artists since 2007 (Forbes)

    1. Britney Spears – 20.7 million
    2. Norah Jones – 16 million
    3. Alicia Keys – 15.2 million
    4. Celine Dion – 13.5 million
    5. Pink – 11.9 million
    6. Avril Lavigne – 11 million
    7. Mariah Carey – 10.5 million
    8. Faith Hill – 10 million
    9. Taylor Swift – 10.2 million
    10. Beyonce – 9.8 million
    11. Shania Twain – 9.3 million
    12. Kelly Clarkson – 9.1 million
    13. Carrie Underwood – 9 million
    14. Mary J. Blige – 8.9 million
    15. Enya – 8.5 million
    16. Jennifer Lopez – 8.1 million
    17. Christina Aguilera – 7.6 million
    18. Miley Cyrus – 7.5 million
    19. Madonna – 7.3 million
    20. Shakira – 7.1 million

    @Sista also post the biggest selling female artists of all time. And let’s see where she ranks lol. Beyonce who again that’s my point.

  56. @Cynthia and Kanyde I havenot poste on this site in a while. Hoever, I always enjoy you two ladies posts. You all are generally on the same mindset as myself. Very grounded andmature. But preach on sistas in your posts it’s so true and the facts.

  57. I see Beyoncé has moved ya’ll to write paragraphs and novels. The Queen B knows how to get the best out of people.

  58. Beyonce rocking the Navy boats. LOL

  59. Sexiest cover!

  60. @ REAL TALK *hugs* Love reading your posts, too. I enjoy good discussion, whether it be on Beyonce or the state of R&B Music or BrownSistas in cinema and television, etc. :) Peace and love to you and everyone.

  61. also shoutout to TAI. I enjoy your viewpoints as well :) let the BrownSistahood discussions continue! :P

  62. IDK, how do you go from dinner at the White House to posing for pics like this? plus you’re a mother now… it could be much more tasteful.

  63. RENE come on don’t hate just love that she can be sexy and classy not Trashy like Rih!

  64. No homo….but Bey’s Body is AMAZING!!!!! Seriously, never thought I’d be growing into a stan, but the more I study her….the more I just respect and look up to her! Honest. #Inspiration# Hope I look that good someday after I give birth, Lord’s will to my first child in a few years :-)

  65. Since 2007 Beyonce has released only two albums, both not her most commercially successful but her most critically acclaimed.
    How many albums have the top 9 released since 2007?
    Top 10 isn’t bad either.
    But yeah, I’m not a fan of the pics.

  66. Not hating, just saying :/