Beyonce for "GQ" magazine.
Photo: Terry Richardson/GQ
Talk about a week of surprises! We thought the GQ editors were going to hold off on releasing Beyonce's full February 2013 interview and photo shoot until next week after an unfortunate leak caused them to push Bey's jaw-dropping cover last yesterday afternoon. BUT lo and behold BeyHive, here it all is in all its underwear-clad, Terry Richardson-shot, booty-tooching, cut-off cotton tee glory, ready for widespread Internet consumption!
Queen Bey stays true to her "Run The World" words — "strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business" — by looking absolutely SMOKIN' in skimpy, vaguely sporty (because, you know, Super Bowl) lingerie for this cover spread. She makes jumping on plushy New York loft beds in pale yellow skivvies look sexy and not completely infantilizing. She channels Tom Cruise à la Risky Business in a wide-open man's button-up in a room strategically cluttered with a Brooklyn Nets jersey and little pink baby toys because it's easy to forget with such a steamy shoot that not only is she a wife, she's the mother of a wee toddler baby (word up, Blue Ivy Carter). Peep the entire shoot and read the interview for yourself below, and don't forget you can get your hands on the physical issue when it hits stands on January 22!