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Beyonce Covers V Magazine Winter 2008

Beyonce Covers V Magazine Winter 2008

Beyonce channels her alter ego Sasha Fierce in issue #56 of V Magazine, on stands this week.

“When I’m onstage,” says Beyonce of Sasha, “I’m aggressive and strong and not afraid of my sexuality. The tone of my voice gets different, and I’m fearless. I’m just a different person. It’s a way for me to differentiate what I do onstage from who I really am. It’s a way for me to not lose myself, to keep my life in perspective, because it’s really hard sometimes to stay on Earth when you’re a celebrity.”

The 27-year-old triple threat adds, “It’s funny because right before the show I’m under the stage making sure my double-stick is in the right place, my pack is turned on, and my shoes have the stickies on the bottom so I don’t slip—all of these things that are so not glamorous. Then I take my last sip of water, clear my throat, close my eyes, and tell myself, You are fierce. You are fierce. You are fierce! And the second I take that first step and hear that crowd, I kind of transform. By the time I get up to the stage, I’m in the zone. I don’t feel anything anymore. Like if I’m in pain or if I’m nervous it kind of becomes, I don’t know how to describe it, I become that other thing. It’s like I’m ready for war.”

Editor-in-chief Stephen Gan couldn’t be more happy with his cover model: “Beyonce is a true icon of our time and V Magazine loves everything that she represents, including her new album which lands in about a week! Bruce Weber has captured her classic beauty as well as her fierce onstage persona.”

Enjoy these exclusive sneak peek photos! A few more hot ones inside…

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Photos: Bruce Weber
Posted to: Beyonce Knowles

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  • yuck

    She is nothing special and is overrated. She’s too self absorbed and can’t really act or sing. She’s pretty though.

  • ANNA

    fierce!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it

  • http://maashkaa.hi5.com mashka

    beyonce is star:)

  • BG

    triple threat? seriously–what is it she can do again? i mean besides gyrate onstage and blame it on “sasha”, steal others songs and claim she wrote them, garble the english language, and act horrible in movies? yeah, that’s a real threat right there, people.

  • lol

    prettiest and most talented person on earth! go bey!

  • Dani

    I didn’t realize she had any fans left these days.

  • Um…

    I agree that other than being very beautiful, she is basically untalented. I think this name change thing is a publicity stunt and I seriously wish she would stop “acting” and “singing” and just play the role of the pretty trophy wife on Jay-Z’s arm at awards shows.

  • http://www.just-nessa.gportal.hu Eprí

    She.is.sooo pretty:P=)

  • tiffany

    wow! i’m shocked at how miserable. HONESTLY she is beautiful, she is an amazing singer and dancer. she works harder than you would ever know. and the only people out there who don’t recognize her talent, are those who have NONE.

    now… don’t love the pictures so much. wish they had more personality to them.

  • nanya

    There are clearly some jealous trolls on this site. Beyonce is one of the best and hard working entertainers in the business. Her acting – bleh, she can work on, but she is THE ultimate performer.

  • PamPam

    Everyone thinks Christina a copycat but Beyonce steals from everyone like at the VMAs it was Angelina Jolie and in one of her videos she stole the champaign thing from Dita Von Teese and has stole Kylie Minogue robot idea from her tour to perform at and award show and I saw her at the VMAs Europe and she was dressed in something Lady GaGa would wear.

  • Wu

    I’m not really a fan, but I’ll admit the girl can carry a note and she sure is pretty!

  • love

    WTF? Beyonce not talented? It’s a shame that people don’t recognize talent anymore!!! These days not being able to sing is talent …whatever i’m so over untalented people gettin the hype they dont deserve!

  • curious

    Gorgeous and she can sing too!

  • anne

    hard working, yes. talent? if you consider talk singing an art form. dreamgirls? um…no…austin power? no. i’m sorry, i really wish she would just go away, she is a contradiction.

    how are you gonna come out with a song called nasty girl (saying put some clothes on) then come out with a (ahem) persona named sasha fierce that personifies the nasty girl song.

    lord, just go home and kick it with the turtle.

  • cindy

    Love B but she need to stop with the Sasha LMAO!!

  • p

    can’t sing or ac to save her life!

  • BROOKLYNN

    PRE order beyonces cd!!!!!

    pre order now now now!!!

    I AM… SASHA !!!

    including
    put a ring on it
    if i were a boy!!

    available on itunes!!!! for digital or on walmart.com!!!!!

    physical on amazon … preorder now!!

    DONT WAIT!

  • BROOKLYNN

    PRE order beyonces cd!!!!!

    pre order now now now!!!

    I AM… SASHA !!!

    including
    put a ring on it
    if i were a boy!!

    available on itunes!!!! for digital or on walmart.com!!!!!

    physical on amazon … preorder now!!

    DONT WAIT!

  • BROOKLYNN

    NOV 18th BEYONCE .. i am .. sasha!!! available!

    PRE order beyonces cd!!!!!

    pre order now now now!!!

    I AM… SASHA !!!

    including
    put a ring on it
    if i were a boy!!

    available on itunes!!!! for digital or on walmart.com!!!!!

    physical on amazon … preorder now!!

    DONT WAIT!

  • BROOKLYNN

    NOV 18th BEYONCE .. i am .. sasha!!! available!

    PRE order beyonces cd!!!!!

    pre order now now now!!!

    I AM… SASHA !!!

    including
    put a ring on it
    if i were a boy!!

    available on itunes!!!! for digital or on walmart.com!!!!!

    physical on amazon … preorder now!!

    DONT WAIT!

  • BROOKLYNN

    NOV 18th BEYONCE .. i am .. sasha!!! available!

    PRE order beyonces cd!!!!!

    pre order now now now!!!

    I AM… SASHA !!!

    including
    put a ring on it
    if i were a boy!!

    available on itunes!!!! for digital or on walmart.com!!!!!

    physical on amazon … preorder now!!

    DONT WAIT!

  • lani

    stunning much?!

  • Cynthia

    She can sing, but her songs are empty and stupid. She needs to be evaluated by some physchiatrist if anything. Better yet, she should take a LONG BREAK AND GET KNOCKED UP AND GO THE HELL AWAY!

  • ants

    To the haters keep hating. You are all the reason she’s still in the limelight. You are as much help to her as her fans.

  • ants

    To all those who say she can’t write….here are the stats

    American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, USA (ASCAP)
    Year Result Award Category
    2001
    Won Pop Music Awards Songwriter of the Year
    Fact: First African American female artist (and second female artist) to receive this award.
    2002
    Won Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
    For: “Independent Women, part I”
    Film: Charlie’s Angels
    Shared with: Samuel J. Barnes.
    2003
    Won Pop Music Awards Most Performed Songs
    For: “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”
    Shared with: Jay-Z.
    2004
    Won Pop Music Awards Most Performed Songs
    For: “Crazy In Love”
    2005
    Won Pop Music Awards Most Performed Songs
    For: “Baby Boy”
    Shared With: Jay-Z, Robert Walker, Scott Storch, Sean Paul
    Most Performed Songs
    For: “Me, Myself and I”
    Shared With: Robert Walker, Scott Storch
    Most Performed Songs
    For: “Naughty Girl”
    Shared With: Angela Beyince, Robert Walker, Scott Storch, Donna Summer
    Songwriter of the Year (Shared)
    For: “Me, Myself and I”
    Shared With: Robert Walker, Scott Storch
    Songwriter of the Year (Shared)
    For: “Naughty Girl”
    Shared With: Angela Beyince, Robert Walker, Scott Storch, Donna Summer
    2007
    Won Pop Music Awards Most Performed Songs
    For : Check On It
    Shared With: Angela Beyince, Swizz Beatz, Sean Garrett

  • ants

    Oh wait….for there is more…
    ASCAP Awards, USA
    Year Result Award
    2001 Won Pop Music Songwriter of the Year

    [edit] Soul Train Music Awards, USA
    Year Result Award Category
    2004 Won Sammy Davis Jr. Award Entertainer of the Year

    [edit] NAACP Image Awards, USA
    Year Result Category
    2004 Won Entertainer of the Year

    [edit] VH1 Awards, USA
    Year Result Award Category
    2003 Won Big in 03 Big Entertainer

    [edit] BRAVO Supershow, Germany
    Year Result Award Category
    2007 Won Otto Golden Otto – Media Prize (Ehren-Otto

  • ants

    Let me see. oh yeah her grammy…10 wins!!!
    What about Rihanna….0 wins!!

  • G

    Holy crap. That is a lot of awards. I’m sure there is more than that though. What about her

    World Music Awards
    BET awards
    Golden Globe Nominations
    International artist awards

    I love Beyonce. She is so beautiful and talented. Haters can hate all they want. The truth is in the facts. She has nothing to prove anymore. she is already on top. all the Jealous people are…well…just jealous!

  • two

    If she is so talentless then why is she on the magazine cover and all the haters are writing on this blog.
    Something to think about maybe…..
    Quite waisting your time and live by Beyonce’s example. Make something of your life and get out of the negativity.

  • gmonger

    I saw them loading in and out on this shoot at the new thompson lower east side. she is beautiful in person.

  • atlqueen

    I think she works very hard and deserves all the happiness she gets. I guess she’s pretty and multitalented. But I want her to take a long break. She’s married now and it would be nice for her to spend time with him. Plus, we can take a break from seeing her so freaking much because that girl is everywhere! LOL!

    Her writing skills are normal to me. There are so many other things to write about than love, being single and somebody hurting your feelings. That’s why I can hardly tolerate her songs anymore. They are all the same……. Just my opinion. I guess it’s obvious that I’m not really a fan but I don’t dislike like her either. You won’t hear from me again. Bye!

  • mesyblue

    drama queen,here we go again

  • YEAH

    I can’t wait for her new album.

  • http://Gk@gmail.com Kerry

    I have my album pre ordered, i simply love her new direction of music and look! Simple and timeless! The best female artist of our generation! Go bee! White sites can be such haters!

  • Lady j

    Go away already!!!

    While someone was so pressed to find writing awards for her, notice that mostly all of them was shared with the original writers. Also, the majority of her grammies came from Destiny’s Child, not in her solo career.

    Please stop swinging from her pubes.

  • reg

    don’t you just hate the way she contorts her mouth, exaggerating the movements we naturally make when we speak? I know it’s because she’s really inarticulate but it’s annoying! She should refuse interviews! Or only allow written ones!

  • gogo

    are you kidding me? icon? classic beauty? she’s fat, dumb, and just a tad prettier than most other naked Hollyweirders. The Editor of that magazine is so fake. He just wants to sell copies of the magazine to her fans…who those people are I neither know nor want to know…

  • La la

    Whoo so many haters I had no idea and who is Christina Aguil or whoever she is i admit she can sing but she is washed up right no you have to be able to give credit when it is due.Beyonce is very talented hi haters

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