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Beyonce speaks on being over her pop star status in the October issue of Marie Claire:

I’m over being a pop star. I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.’

B’, as she’s called at home, will also admit to being a workaholic. There’s an as-yet untitled new album due out in November; then there’s her movie career, in particular Cadillac Records, co-starring Adrien Brody, which tells the story of Chicago label Chess Records. Her character, the Grammy-winning blues legend Etta James, battled a decade-long heroin addiction. ‘I’ve been saying for a long time that I wanted to do something dark. People are going to be very shocked. It’s the complete opposite of me. It was very emotionally draining. I was exhausted.’

She researched the role by visiting a drop-in centre in Brooklyn, New York. ‘I was really afraid. I didn’t know what I would see, because I’d never seen anything like that. I didn’t want to ask questions that were inappropriate, but [the people there] were very open and I have a new understanding. I never judge, but I just didn’t understand how, if you had children and so many things

to lose, you could be so deep into your addiction that you just let all of that go.’

Does she feel she’s paved the way for more African-American women to achieve huge success? ‘I am really proud that I am one of the artists that has the opportunity to be on magazine covers and to be in the movies. And I do think that I’m opening doors for more black women, just like Halle [Berry] and Diana Ross opened doors for me.’

Images from her spread:


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  • Aunt Viv

  • Timah

    Happy Birthday Bey!

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  • Hannibal


  • Sexi-Can

    I was almost First………Beyonce is IT.


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mamacita

    That way she doesn’t want her picture taken anymore?

  • yadda yadda yadda

    dumb girl…dumb,dumb….dumb, dumb, dumb da-dumb dumb dumb

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    Well, she is a superstar, you gotta give her that. But if I could just do her hair for one day…she would be a bad mamma jamma.

    I’m sick and tired of this look on her, she’s better than that.

  • Lady elle

    If she can get the acting thing down, she will become an icon.

    She’s a talanted woman but she does have to watch out for overexposure.

    good for her.

  • JD

    Maybe, I’m making too much out of this but I can’t help but feel like this is a shot at Rhianna.

  • Soul Cry

    Happy Birthday Beyonce!

    Girl, do your thing!!! and good luck with your future, your already set in stone.

  • http://yahoo obi

    @ yadda yadda yadda, …. are u a stammerer? cos u cant get past one word.

  • Oshie

    Did she say “iconic” or “ironic”?

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    Hey Mandah!

    Ya’ll wouldn’t want to trade places with Beyonce for one day? I would, but I wouldn’t want to do any of her work though. I would just want to spend all her money and have all her stuff.

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    JD, you said it, I thought it. Not necessary for her to take pot shots at Rhi Rhi because they all have to start somewhere. So she might be a bit further along, but she knows she travelled the same road to get where she is, so on the note, she needs to hush. Like another poster said, she might be iconic is she can get her acting together, take more acting lessons and hire a voice coach.

  • RU$$

    So Bey wants to be an Iconic, well Icons don’t bite other peoples styles, So she’s really talking about, finally doing her own thing, whatever comes to her tiny little brain.

  • Oshie

    Was she getting into her Etta James character for this photo shoot, because she looks like she’s on heroin?

    You plastic bad breath havin lookin ugly without makeup good voice havin spoiled brat ho.

  • Ya Boy KJ

    She need to quit playin and step her game up like Ciara did on that VIBE cover! {Thinkin about that cover shot}… HOT DAMMIT I’M GOIN BACK TO LOOK AGAIN

  • http://www.streetdzine.com Rottielover

    Beyonce kills em’ when she comes out–the other ladies need to hurry up and finish their run while they can–get done before november baby!!!

  • elle

    Happy birthday Beyonce!

    And yes, she’s well on her way to achieving ‘Iconic’ status. Most definitely.

  • Bahamas/Chicago/Cayman Girl

    The chick is hot,beautiful and talented can’t beat that, she has been doing it since she was 14 years old!!

    It amazes me that people talk about over exposure etc. She put out albums and movies and whatever fine but it was the publics insatiable appetite for all things “B” that had her on covers, news tv etc. If the public wasn’t so damn nosey, she would not have been everywhere!! HATERS!!!!


  • versace

    Does she even know what iconic means? Lucille Ball is icon Marylin Monroe is icon, Betty Davis, Joan Crawford are icons. Someon is really blowing smoke in this chick ass for her even to come up with that word.

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