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Beyonce Covers 'Essence' July 2011

Beyonce Covers 'Essence' July 2011

Beyonce looks picture perfect on the cover of Essence‘s July issue.

The 29-year-old penned her very first cover story, “Eat, Play, Love,” opening up about how a nine-month break helped inspire her creativity.

Here’s what she shared with the mag: “I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me. This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do.”

“Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband … Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things,” she added.

In case you missed it, check out Beyonce‘s new song “Best Thing I Never Had“!

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  • Jake

    She just has the prettiest smile! Gorgeous lady.

  • http://carnaville samuel

    i love this! i love this!! i love this!!!

  • Jake


    Who cares what her hair color is. Blond looks better on darker skin anyway.

  • Mlef

    She is a great artist….BUT…she look like a robot since few times.

    There is no good music anymore, she copycat a lot of old songs, and a lot of other’s choregraphies…

    It’s like a kind of athlete who wants to go as fast as possible, there’s no emotion no more for a long time.

    She have that crazy chance to have a great voice.

    Sometimes, just singing a good song in front of an audience, just simply can be much more amazing then all that crazy agitation, and big fat useless rhythm who’s supposed to be music.

  • ugh

    @Mlef: You’re always whining.

  • Mlef

    That kind of argument blow my mind…lol
    You’re like pigs, you like floating in and on sh.t…go on, be happy with that, I let you that.

  • Brainy box

    LOL!!!!! SHE IS A COCONUT!!!!!

  • anonymous

    Yeah but how about the public, we need a much longer break that that from her!!!

  • Love her

    She looks gorgeous as always. Love B , she is so talented and she deserve the break.

  • Loves It

    Bey deserves this Cover!

  • Please

    Beautiful Love it

  • Please

    Want a Copy!

  • boston61

    Too bad about her big thick thighs an getto speaking voice.

  • Baron Bleak

    learn to cook a meal? shirley she cant be serious.

  • nkenk

    @anonymous: AMEN! her, rihanna, gaga…

  • Kinky

    The picture looks beautiful and natural.