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Beyonce Covers 'Self' September 2010

Beyonce Covers 'Self' September 2010

Beyonce is glowing on the cover of Self‘s September 2010 issue!

Here’s what the 28-year-old entertainer and philanthropist had to share:

On why she does charity work: “I’ve always felt that you should give because it’s what you can do to help. You don’t do it to get praised. For a long time, being quiet about what I did was a conscious decision. When you look around at all that’s wrong in the world, the need to do something, no matter how big or how small, is clear.”

On what motivates her: “Sisterhood means everything to me. All the charities I’m involved with are special, but I find any organization that focuses on women and children really motivating. GEMS and the young ladies the nonprofit helps are very close to my heart. And what I took away from the clients at Phoenix House changed my life. These were real people who touched me so much that I had to go beyond making a donation. They’re gaining skills at the Cosmetology Center, which will help them earn a living and find their way out of substance abuse—it’s a testament to the possibility of second chances.”

On how anyone can make a difference: “Think about what truly touches you and motivates you to help, then start locally. Once it’s in your heart to give, you’ll have to follow through. I am a happy woman—very happy—because I know that I’ve worked hard, and I love being able to give back.”

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67 Comments

# 1
Music2daSoul @ 08/18/2010 at 7:25 pm

Beyonce is a beautiful woman inside and out.

# 2

Can this chick retire already..?

# 3

photoshopped to death

# 4

I love her.

# 5

@[marie]: She will retire once she’s flopping and she’s lost all passion. She is too amazing at what she does.

# 6
QUEEN BEE @ 08/18/2010 at 7:35 pm

AT THE TOP OF HER GAME EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. NOT ONE FLOP. NOT ONE! SHE’S FIERCE AS HELL YET HATERZ CAN’T ADMIT IT.

# 7

Ok. Just a question. Why do people love to hate on Beyonce? Even my sister, everytime a Beyonce video comes on she’s all ‘ugh’

# 8

@Leila: Her personality is really, really boring.
She comes across basic in interviews.
She’s so Americanized and comes across phony.
Bish can’t say no to anything…she’s everywhere. It’s like she has to have her face on everything & be at every event.
Gurl, I could go onnnn.

# 9

This is a great artist and everything…

but this is not her body…her haid is bizarre etc etc…

And she’s so powerfull, and beautiful, why don’t organize some photoshoot original, with crazy make up, or crazy poses, or original places…

If I was her, I’ll do everytthing but a poor orange dress, smooth hair and white back….so sad.

God, why rich people don’t have taste and ideas…..and I repeat I really love her as a singer, and as a dancer….

she looks freaky here…lol

too much photoshop. these celebrities want their pics to come out perfect but then again when u meet them in person they are a dud!

LOLL, Retire?? you are in for one sad life if you are just waiting for her to quit. she is just getting started and will be around for awhile and keep making history….if she retired NOW, she would still already be a LEGEND. But not our Bey, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

U know, I hate it when people say Beyonce is overrated lol. Do they even know what that term means. Overrated as apposed to….?

Some people do things just a little better than others. Usually, when you perfect your voice, your dancing will lack. If you focus on your dancing, your vocals will lack. Few people have perfected both. Miss Knowles is one of them.

@Monelle:

Deal with it…..who cares what you think? You are just a sad case of envy.. crawl back under your rock.

i love her but ugly bland cover.

volunteer 4 charity work @ 08/18/2010 at 7:51 pm

<3

Haha @ all of the Beyonce stans coming out of the woodwork. I never said she wasn’t talented. She just never gives her audience a chance to miss her… ever…

Beyonce’s so cute :) & talented obv. Anyone who says she doesn’t have a personality, hasn’t seen any of her backstage vids. She’s lovely.

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l @ 08/18/2010 at 7:59 pm

…what beyonce needs to do is grow up a little. relax, take a little break, and have a child or something. there’s no reason for her to continue to work harder than everyone else. she’s at the top, she’s been there for years.. she has no competition whatsoever. there’s room to take it down a notch or two. she could take a 2 years break, return, and still sell a million records within the first 2 weeks… and that’s off her name alone.
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anyone that hates her – hates her work ethic, they hate her success.

@I n F a m o u s l y C o o l: Dude, I agree with almost everything you ever say on this site…

I don’t understand why anyone would hate Beyonce unless they are very jealous! She is gorgeous, business-savvy, and insanely talented. From her interviews she seems like a caring and sweet person. Just because she’s not out-there like Gaga doesn’t mean she’s ‘boring!’ Sheesh. I know it’s surprising to see a pop star who’s not on drugs or in rehab or in a sex tape!

Beyonce Looks Beautiful!

It kills me how the people that so call can’t get with Beyonce she’s Fake she’s a ***** sh’e boring but every time her name post on a belong ppl run to her Post and leave comments lol!

Beyonce always bring people ppl to her name ALWAYS and I love it!

Can’t wait for the New Album

People mad at Beyonce because they don’t have NOTHING on her NOTHING what can you say, She doesn’t talk about what goes on in her life and people get upset about that LOL! It’s all about the Music with Beyonce and that’s what going to Keep her around for a long time.

I love the fact that she doesn’t the Media into her life

@MllleF: I KNOW! That’s exactly what I was thinking. Why can’t rich and powerful people be somehow creative and original? A little orange dress and a white background, really? I know she neither chose the background nor the clothes she’s wearing but she could have said that it wasn’t special and that she wanted to make the cover a bit edgier. Ugh. As for the fact that people love to hate Beyoncé because she’s so successful……Well, the only thing I can say is THEY DO, INDEED!

Because when she talks she sounds very uneducated. Very getto. Plus her music is undistinct and unmemorable. I do not know one of her songs.

Oh and the second shot is prettier than the cover itself!

@boston61: ‘I do not know one of her songs’……………do you not own a TV or radio? You must be completely out of touch with Pop culture.

Gorgeous but I do agree she needs to have a baby and come back in about 3 years from now. But gorgeous.

@Mandine:

If she would’ve made it edgier you would’ve said she’s trying to be Rihanna. You Haters are NEVER Happy no matter what Beyonce does . But hey Haters are sad people

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL

Why the hate? Why bother posting than? I just don’t get haters. It’s funny how someone said she sounded uneducated when they can’t even spell the word *ghetto* getto? lol, geeze.

@boston61: You hate her because she sounds ‘ghetto’ when she talks? Here you go by the way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcMmRL6_r24&feature=av2e enjoy.

@WHAT:

I don’t pay a lot of attention to music but I know every Gaga song. They just stand out. I could not pick out a Beyonce song to save my life.

@rood.:

I don’t hate anyone. It is true that her speaking voice sounds getto. I’m sorry of you cannot handle it.

Gabi_ Knowles @ 08/18/2010 at 9:26 pm

Ela esta linda, so exageraram no photoshop
Gente vocês viram ? Bey esteve/esta lá na Italia com o Jay-z olha as fotos *-* http://beyoncebr.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=204 e http://beyoncebr.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=203

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l @ 08/18/2010 at 9:43 pm

@boston61: …”we don’t believe you, you need more people”. ahahahahahaha.. c’mon, douche. you expect anyone to believe you actually believe that bullshiit you typed?!? ahahahahahahahaha.. `i give it to you, you’re sure funny, wait.. you were trying to be funny, right?!? anywho.. you definitely get the ‘lamest commenter’ award for this thread. be proud, and keep your “getto” post coming. ahahahahahahahaha

I don’t like her and screams photoshopped!

She is on the cover of self magazine to talk about she gives? I never even heared her involving in any charity in my life. She makes 80 million dollar a year it is about time.

@pop:

First of all, “heared” is not a word in the English dictionary. It is “heard”
Second of all, just because she never publicly admit to doing charity work to get attention doesn’t mean that she hasn’t done any. There’s a “Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth” that allows kids somewhere to go after school in Downtown Houston.

Check this out before you say anything:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyonc%C3%A9_Knowles#Philanthropy

FYI. I believe the magazine editors choose what clothes Beyonce will be wearing and the background. Don’t blame something that she has no control over. It is THEIR magazine, not hers.

I knew she was one of those celebs that didn’t talk about hercharities. Nice ttto hear her talk about it.

@Monelle:

So AMERICANIZED?! That is the most ignorant statement about Beyonce I have EVER heard…she’s AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!

It’s not that she can’t say no to anyone, it’s the fact that EVERYONE WANTS HER!!!!! L’oreal, Nintendo, Vizio, American Express, Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Purses and Bottled Water in Japan…everyone WANTS her, and she’s a hard working woman of course she’s gonna sign these deals, WHO WOULDN’T?!?!??

Fierce perfect and ashamed of her natural looks. Why the glued on hair?Why the breast implants? Why can’t she look the way god made her? What kind of example is she setting for young girls? Her music is a real as her hair. IMO

My only issue with Beyonce is the oversaturation. If she can go away for a couple years and give people a chance to really miss seeing her, I’d appreciate it. Like someone else said, there’s no need for her to always be in the spotlight. She’s a boss. There’s nothing left to prove. That said, she is very beautiful (without any work done; this gorgeous black woman is all real unlike some other names in the industry) and talented. And her speaking voice is not ghetto. That’s an idiotic thing to say. She’s from Houston and has an accent. Is she supposed to change the way she talks because she’s a big star? Please.

Boston61 hater hater hater hater, She has more money then you can have in your dream. You are just another jealous moron, probably fat and face full of acne, dont comment, you sound very ignorant, “she sounds getto”wtf?? Take ur a*s to an Angelina Jolie thread and shut up.

fatu sankoh @ 08/19/2010 at 1:13 am

their is norting to hate about beyonce kind hearted smart talented given beautiful in and out hate mongers the more you hate on our bey the more god and we her fans will love her forife i cant wait for her forth alburm

she looks pretty! always has.. she’s a true role model for her younger fans unlike Britney or Miley Cyrus! lol she’s what i think every woman should be…and she likes to keep her life private because she knows and you all know that the media are gnnr make up **** up at some point. I mean look at what they did to Michael Jackson and Britney Spears life in the media!!

thought she was pregnant

@boston61: Then go crawl back under your rock. “Crazy in love” is still banging all these years in the club, enough said, that’s not even to mention all the other crazy hits. Have you heard Single Ladies with like a zillion parodies.
She talks like a ghetto and can still burn your house down with cash. You talk like an educated and sit on your fat ass hating other people’s success

compulsive liar @ 08/19/2010 at 5:35 am

Shes fake. She’s not beautiful inside at all. She can only lie!!!

@boston61 ….That’s GOD (not god) to you..the ALMIGHTY GOD if you knew what respect is. Since you brought up the Religious card, the least you could do is to humble and dignify yourself. We understand you loathe her with your being but that does not absolve you from printing GOD’s name in accordance. Next time if you going to question someone’s faith look inside your soul first..miss religious zealot…

Everyones going after Boston61 here hehehe SHE is a HATER. Doesn’t know any Beyone song??? Geeze i wonder what planet she lives on.

And we hate on Britney for using photoshop.

ewwwwww complete photoshop not even funny how noticeable this is she wishes she looked like this her a-s-s is a coffe ytable full of cellulite saw her close up on her yacht or jzs yacht and her hair au natural? frizz ball kinky city ewwwwwwwww gross

she trashy and fake
she photoshoped to tha max
she cant sing and is a bad role model for them kids
devil worshipping hoe

she trashy and fake
she photoshoped to tha max
she cant sing and is a bad role model for them kids
devil worshipping hoe
her hair is fake, her ass is fake her breasts are fake her songwriting credit is fake
everything she represents is fake whats real about dis hoe ? nothin
keep ur kids away from this hot mess

@QUEEN BEE:
VIDEO PHONE
BROKEN HEARTED GURL
FREAKUM DRESS
KITTY KAT LMAOOOOO
GREEN LIGHT
EGO
WHY DONT YOU LOVE ME
SUGA MOMA

ALL THEM FLOPS AND I CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON

NOT TO FORGET THAT SHE RERELEASES HER ALBUM TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SHE SELLING BIG :D

SIT YO BAHIND DOWN GUURL

fake inside and out @ 08/19/2010 at 9:41 pm

true shes fake inside and out a major liar! and freaking ugly without all that makeup and hair done useless

@music247: Umm Britney’s not a role model for her examples but for her mistakes. Britney has proved you can get to your lowest point and then rise back to the top again

@Monelle:
That “charity work” is just another excuse for someone to do another lame article on that vapid marketing drone, Beyonce. I don’t think she’d do such work if she knew she wouldn’t also get a chance to sound humble and score more magazine covers talking about it. Plus everyone involved acts starstruck around her all the time. Having seen her reaction to someone who was less than impressed with her, I imagine B loves admirers – no matter how many times she says she’s shy.
“Shy” sounds more desirable than “uppity”.
(I know this type of chick well: I’m rather alarmed by how much Beyonce reminds me of my mother. Trust, there’s a personality in there (not to be confused with intelligence), but the public won’t ever see it. And sadly, if my mother’s any indication, we’ll have to put up with B in our faces for as long as someone’s willing to put her there.)

Love her. No one is on her performance level.

TO ALL THE HATERS:

YOU GUYS HAVER NEVER ONCE POSTED A FACT TO DISCREDIT HER. ALL YOU DO IS WHINE WITH YOUR SAME WEIGHTLESS COMMENTS.

SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN A LADY, NEVER PLAYED HERSELF WITH MEN, DRUGS, CROTCH FLASHING, ETC.

@ UM – VERY WELL SAID. NAME ONE FEMALE PERFORMER TODAY THAT’S TOUCHING THAT STAGE “LIVE” THE WAY SHE TOUCHES DOWN. IT’S A WRAP!!!!

BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN AND BLUEPRINT FOR THIS MUSIC GAME.

SHE’S BEEN SQUASHING EVERYONE FOR OVER 12 YEARS.

BLACK, WHITE, INDIAN, ASIAN, EVERY NEW ARTIST THAT HAS COME OUT SINCE SHE’S COME OUT HAS BEEN TOLD TO COPY HER LOOK AND MUSIC.

GO KICK ROCK WITH OPENED TOED SHOES BECAUSE SHE AND WE FANS AREN’T GOING AAAANNNNNYYYYYYWWWWWHHHEEERRRREEEEE!!!!!!!!

POW!

Much love for Beyonce because she’s the truth with style and class.

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Beyonce is the person everyone wants to be incl the haters.

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