No itchbay … not like bootylicious! And some of y’all still stanning for this simpleton. BeyBey talked to Harper’s Bazaar for their September issue cover story on her and we kinda wish she hadn’t opened her mouth. SMH.
The singer spoke about her take on female empowerment and how she particularly noticed division among the sexes in the audience at her Egypt show (where conservative Islamic groups protested her risque costumes and provocative choregraphy) two months before the country’s revolution:
‘There were a lot of women in the audience in burkas. They were singing along to Irreplaceable – it was amazing!
Some of the men got really upset! They were like to their women, “We have to get you out of here!”….I guess some of them (men) do get annoyed. But I never want to do “the banner thing”.’
Bey added that she is a feminist but thinks the movement could use a makeover:
She explained: ‘I don’t really feel that it’s necessary to define it. It’s just something that’s kind of natural for me, and I feel like…you know…it’s, like, what I live for.
‘I need to find a catchy new word for feminism, right? Like Bootylicious.’
Wow… so “Girls Run The World” was her getting like, deep and stuff? Riiiight.
BeyBey said she doesn’t understand women who only hang out with men:
‘I’m afraid when women never hang around with other women. That’s a little scary to me – why is that?’
Ooooh maybe because they’re hanging with your hubby??? #JustSayin
Harper’s Bazaar also includes quotes from both Bey and her BFF Gwyneth Paltrow about their mutual admiration society.
Bey on Gwyn:
‘She pushes her boundaries all the time. You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day.’
Gwyn on Bey:
‘She is what it means to be a superstar. No one else can sing and dance like that, while having humour and genuine bursting sweetness. She has her own recipe for it…
‘I wanted my own character (in Country Strong), to have some of that mega-wattage. So I studied B. She was my homework.’
Awww… Isn’t that special?
While we’re feeling a little underwhelmed by Bey’s insights, she’s feeling good about herself and that’s all that matters, right?
‘This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.’
Yes Bey, youse a big girl now. Way to express yourself. Just please, no more “bootylicious.”