Beyonce GQ Photos and Interview Surface

Melinda Tommy | January 11, 2013

It is a Beyonce takeover.

The diva who is featured in the latest issue of GQ also did a super sexy shoot for the mag along with a very interesting and lengthy interview.

The “Crazy In Love” singer spilled the beans on her new album which will feature Justin Timberlake and Dream.

She revealed that seeing that she has the mentality of an athlete she is ready for her Super Bowl halftime performance which will open with a solo, feature a medley with Destiny’s Child and close with a solo performance (expect Jay-Z to make an appearance at some point).

Here are some chosen extracts from the interview.

Beyonce on her upcoming 5th studio album:

“I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream. We all started in the ’90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us. (It’s) Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There’s a bit of D’Angelo, some ’60s doo-wop. And Arethaand Diana Ross.”

Beyonce on the process of writing songs:

“I used to start with lyrics and then I’d find tracks—often it was something I had in my head, and it just so happened to go with the melody. Now I write with other writers. It starts with the title or the concept of what I’m trying to say, and then I’ll go into the booth and sing my idea. Then we work together to layer on.”

On being a workaholic and loving it:

“I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.”

On being a powerful woman:

“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat?” she says in her film, which begins with her 2011 decision to sever her business relationship with her father. “I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”

On her upcoming Super Bowl performance:

“One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete.You know how they sit down and watch whoever they’re going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”

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