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The historic September issue of Vogue is here, and Beyoncé is opening up on giving birth, her coachella show, and her legacy inside of the issue.
For the first time ever, a black photographer, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, was given the opportunity to shoot Queen Bey for the magazine.
“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell,” Beyoncé said about her decision. “Clearly that has been proven a myth. Not only is an African American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first-ever Vogue cover shot by an African American photographer.”
She also spoke about accepting her new, shapely body after having an emergency C-section to give birth to twins Sir and Rumi.
“I needed time to heal, to recover,” she said. “During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be. After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too.”
As for her classic Coachella performance earlier this year, she broke down the elation of performing the black national anthem during the show.
“It was a celebration of all the people who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine, who moved the world forward so that it could welcome a woman of color to headline such a festival.”
Read the full editorial here.
See photos from the historic shoot below.
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