Beyonce Gets Deep And Stuff For Harper’s Bazaar: “I Need To Find A Catchy New Word For Feminism, Right? Like Bootylicious.”

- By Bossip Staff

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.”


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  • LOL

    this doofus needs to go get her GED LOL

    • Tee

      lol yep!

    • kalifawilliams

      beyonce can have all the money and talent in the world but she is a dunce….. and it shows in her interviews

      she should have really used her “year off” to pursue that GED……

      get some education….
      learn what feminism is truly about before you start slinging the word around….
      because it aint about a woman flashing her uneducated puss every five seconds just to sell some records

    • Nees

      haters r gonna hate. the end.

  • msee13

    Sooo sick of this chick…MAKE HER STOP.. O YEAH FIRST

  • Lola

    Let the hate begin….5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … So what if she makes a new phrase for feminism? I dont have a problem wit that…Go Bey, your haters makes you more famous than your stans do lol

    • Divine

      You saw nothing profoundly stupid equating a new word for feminism to a word like ‘bootylicious’?
      Thats interesting in itself.

    • Shawn101

      There’s no hate towards what she said, it’s just that most feminists will not find what she said to be a compliment. Their very serious about their views, and the fact that she would use the word, “bootylicious” to refer to “feminism”, would show a lack of respect for the movement. The term “bootylicious” focuses on your posterior. In other words, a person’s looks. Feminism is the complete opposite! Their more into equal rights for women as well as a woman being taken seriously. How can that be when you’re focused on the outer appearance as the most important thing? So, I doubt that they would be impressed by that statement. These are not my thoughts mind you, that’s just how some feminists are.

  • Divine

    She’s not that bright LOL!
    But I agree with women who dont hang around other woman.
    Most times they say they cant trust them or they are messy.

    I believe you are like the company you keep.
    I find the women who dont hang out with other women are the ones you cant trust. And are usually the ones always in mess.

    • lala

      I know a lot of women who don’t hang out with other women, and it’s because they simply don’t trust other females. I have 2 women that I can hang out with and say I’m actually cool with. Sad to say there are some women who just like to keep drama going and who has time for that childishness? Find a few females that you can trust, and keep it moving. Back to topic, this girl is an idiot. Bootylicious was already done, and I guess she forgot when she “created” Bootylicious she hated that term, now she likes it?

    • Iguessso

      I think there’s a difference between hanging out with guys and being all up on them in some kind of relationship. I was always tomboyish, and the males in my family were closer to my age than the females, so I naturally have a better connection with guys than girls, and me and guy don’t have to be in some kind of relationship. I get along well with women when they’re not drama queens, keep alot of stuff going (Basketball Wives/Bad Girls Club…you’d never see me hang out with a bunch of chicks like that), or are into pettiness and self conscious. I don’t have time for that.

  • Ellie

    Well this isn’t too surprising to me. Beyonce has never struck me as someone intelligent. She’s where she is because of clever marketing and management. What a shame. Perhaps she should take a course on women’s history. For her sake I hope the comment was taken out of context…

    • sisiouatt

      ha!!you also you dont seem really intelligent because this interview was totally out of context and it was visible!! welcome to the club!!

  • Mizery

    The author of this post is dumb…smh. she wasn’t sying Bootylious is going to be the new word for feminism she was using it as an example of a phrase she came up with that became a catch phrase. The whole post was written from a negative pov. SMH if the folks at here hate her so much stop posting about her… Oh wait she gets your sight clicks smh…

    • Mizery

      on here not at here

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  • TennesseeTitan

    love u bey, but stick to entertaining,u sound real simple right now.

  • kenmasters

    Feminism is what destroy the family structure especially in the black family. People please do research before you a claim something.

  • missy

    Bey your trying to do to much girl! Leave that, the thesaurus and the dictionary alone !

  • letmethink

    This girl can’t catch a break from you guys .Again people acting like they know beyonce personally and she has offended you, get over yourself. She has more money than most will see in a life time so she is doing something right. People love to hate bey that’s why her album is platinum

  • Fendibossing

    The same way everybody else can voice their opinion, Bey can! Stop being so ignorant, its rare to find black females w/ talent like Beyoncè has.

  • Lola

    And how do you KNOW this? I want some proof since you know everything

  • dani

    It doesn’t even matter after 15 years of being the sh*t in her genre’, her CD PLATINUM, married, talented, loved by many, your sloppy post is irrelevant…….*meanwhile back at the vault*



  • Well

    That first comment was funny as hell.

  • Matix Double Negative B

    Sorry I have 4 close girlfriends and that’s it- WOMEN are jealous and trifling. Who needs a flock of followers to validate my every move? I love my guy friends b/c they don’t hold any punches and tell it like it is.

    • lala

      Exactly, I feel the same way. Women are evil, especially here in Los Angles. You can’t speak to none of them without gettin the evil eye, or mean mug. Like man smile, it’s okay.

  • Matix Double Negative B

    For the record Genesis did not coin the word Bootylious-Snoop Dog did in ’93….she probably thinks she invented the internet too. SMFH.

  • What?

    Too bad Snoop said it first back in 1992. She didn’t invent nothing.

    • Tee


  • Tee

    Snoop Dogg said that!!! “them rhymes you was kicking was quite bootylicious” SMH Give snoop HIS props Bey! I can’t stand this thief smh

  • carebear

    I agree with women who don’t hang around women. Once I hear a woman say I dont have too many girlfriends, I keep away. If you can’t keep girlfriends most likely you’re the problem.

    • SMH

      that was probably the most ignorant thing ive read on this site…

    • carebear

      How so?

  • Jamie

    Lol Thank you.

    I am so glad a woman is speaking about those attention wh*res that claim they “can’t hang out with other females”.

    It’s pathetic, and makes you look and sound stupid..not to mention clearly hard to get along with. It can’t always be everyone else.

  • Beauty4Bey

    “When women don’t have friends, I’m afraid of them… I grew up around women, I believe that we can teach each other so much. I’m always thinking about how unselfish we are and the things we need to hear and how much pressure there is being a woman.”

    There is nothing in the world like having girlfriends! More power to you Bey!

  • G.M.

    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.

    Translation: im too dumb to tell u what that sh1t means, all i know is women been talking bout it for years and im just going with it cuz so many women do, i can’t tell u what it means even tho a definition exist, i choose to live my life behind it cuz it helps me sell records and women buy sh1t whatever has female empowerment on it so im just tryin to cash in like everybody else lol XD

    • lala

      Probably the only thing I agree with you on. She basically can’t explain what that means. I hate people who talk and try to sound intelligent, you just make yourself look even worse. Smh

  • SMH

    you ppl stanning for this woman make me wanna vomit..i hope you worship Jesus the way you worship her and her every move..she never speaks well in her interviews its like shes a robot Inever found anything she has to say remotely interesting or shade just my opinion

    • sisiouatt

      so vomit !! so what do you think of the fans of marilin manson ,lil wayne, lady gaga you re so pathetic!! get a life

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