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BEYONCE: Women Who Never Hang With Other Women Scare Me!

You've seen Beyonce's brand new spread for Harper's Bazaar UK magazine's September 2011 issue.  And now we've got some excerpts from her cover story.

 

Bey opens up about the necessity of her feminist movement, female friendships, her bestie Gwyneth Paltrow, and turning 30.  Check it...

In the September issue of Bazaar UK, after shooting a spread with famed photog Alexi Lubomirski at the Ritz hotel in Paris, Beyonce opened up about female empowerment..and how it almost gets her in trouble. Here's some excerpts:

On her powerful performance of "Irreplaceable" on stage in Egypt

"There were a lot of women in the audience in burkas. They were singing along to Irreplaceable – it was amazing!  Some of the men got really upset! They were like to their women, 'We have to get you out of here!'....I guess some of them (men) do get annoyed. But I never want to do "the banner thing".

On being proud of her feminist outlook

"I don’t really feel that it’s necessary to define it. It’s just something that’s kind of natural for me, and I feel like...you know...it’s, like, what I live for.  I need to find a catchy new word for feminism, right? Like Bootylicious."
 

On the importance of having female friends, especially like her bestie Gwyneth Paltrow

"I’m afraid when women never hang around with other women. That’s a little scary to me – why is that? [Gwyneth] pushes her boundaries all the time. You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day."
 

On being excited to enter her 30's

'This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.'

 

Check out the behind the scenes footage from her shoot below:

The issue hits stands tomorrow (Saturday).

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Anonymous's picture

She looks great finally, not

She looks great finally, not too over styled, not too much jewellery look real great B x
HOPE's picture

I love me some Bey. Really I

I love me some Bey. Really I do. But I am so sick of her, Gwynth, and Jay name dropping each other in interviews. How idiotic is that? I just cannot stand that chick and never could. I feel for my girl Bey being a BFF to the most hated actress in Hollyweird. Madonna dropped her snotty behind for a reason. I think she's a user and is trying her best to get a record deal. You see how many times she tried to stay on Glee before the producer put the stops on that ish. The prob is that her hubby or whatever he is Chris Martin aint listening. Which says so much about that chick's personality. Bey I love you girl but PALEEZ strive to be yourself and leave Gwen alone.
rihannanavy's picture

Yeah, Gwn has always been

Yeah, Gwn has always been fake. I mean really! She's playing that fake marriage to Chris Martin to the hilt. She still seems scared of everybody, when will she and Chris actually divorce because... Aside from the shotgun wedding shes just so. No!
Cindy 's picture

So YBF, you're just going to

So YBF, you're just going to piecemeal every article, photo and tidbit of a rumor to make sure you fulfill your contractual 2 bey postings a day quota huh? It's pathetic, annoying and you're quickly losing credibility. Just merge with mediatakeout already since you want to play their game, smh.
Twilightey's picture

She clearly says whatever

She clearly says whatever pops in her head at the time. I never see this chic hangin out with other females.  she's clueless!
I am a factor, Bitch!'s picture

I'm almost certain u never

I'm almost certain u never see Bey. Do you even live in the same state? U don't know who Bey hangs out with because until she mentioned Gwen's name I had no idea she goes to her house. U don't know what the hell Bey do or who she do it with. U read these half truth articles and think u know these people. Ur Clueless! I can say this much about Bey she has a clue on how to make money! Do u know (personally) any black woman her age that has accomplished what she has? She's Clueful!
Anonymous's picture

She clearly says whatever

She clearly says whatever pops in her head at the time
Iam a factor, Bitch!'s picture

hmm I think this is an

hmm I think this is an interesting coincidence that Bey said what she said about female friends in this interview after I just read yesterday in Glamour that Rihanna only has male friends.
SwirlieCurlies's picture

Considering that Rihanna's

Considering that Rihanna's best friend, what is her name Melissa I think, travels with and is photographed with her repeatedly for years, if you did read this they have a retraction to print.
Twilightey's picture

I'm starting f*cking hate

I'm starting f*cking hate this blog, because I really can't stand the followers. UGH #sodone
Anonymous's picture

What I don't understand is

What I don't understand is why she has to be "seen" photographed with any woman to make them her friend. Just because she isn't prancing around like a lot of other industry bffs (not to say that those friendships are fake either) doesn't mean that they aren't friends. I highly doubt that she means that she wants to be a "white woman" as so many of you have stated. I have girlfriends that I admire and wish I could be more like when it comes the the strength that they possess. That doesn't mean that I am not happy with myself or that I am not happy with the person that GOD has made me, it means that I've surrounded myself with good people that make me want to be better. As for her comment on not hanging with women who do not hang with women I completely see where she is coming from. I have heard so many times in my life females saying, "I don't trust females," or "I don't hang around with women," and my response to that is "I don't trust women who can't trust women." Female friendship is important when you are a woman. I think that most people on this blog try to find a way to say something negative about people and its some of the most unbecoming behavior that I have ever witnessed. I'm so upset that I've read these comments. I don't understand you people seem to know for sure that this woman is being fake. Do any of you know her? Have any of you ever spoken to her? My boyfriend has actually worked with Solange and met Beyonce and he'll tell me so fast that he doesn't understand why people hate on her so much and call her fake all the time. Shoot even Latoya Luckett doesn't understand why there is so much Beyonce backlash. Is it because you are secretly wishing you have her talent or that people cared enough to post about you on a blog. If that's the case then go make your own blog.
Anonymous's picture

Entertainment-wise Gweneth

Entertainment-wise Gweneth Paltrow is dope and talented. Her story's intriguing. Just saw her "Who Do You Think You Are," episode. I think there are older women who have traits that you admire and desire to possess. Maye that's what she means.
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Anonymous's picture

Strive to be G. Paltrow???

Strive to be G. Paltrow??? CHILE PLEASE!!!!
Anonymous's picture

I want to give Bey' the

I want to give Bey' the side-eye with that one because NO ONE should strive to be (like) another human being. We're all flawed with faults of our own. Strive to be the best that God has called YOU to be!
LNP's picture

Beyonce says Random Shit

Beyonce says Random Shit lol,Bey no one cares about your Opinions,stick to singing and being pretty.The more you talk ,the Stupider you sound, and yes Stupider is a word LOL !
Anonymous's picture

I can sooo agreee with that.

I can sooo agreee with that. I was waiting for an answer as to WHY they scare her. It's like she just says stuff that she picked-up from others in random places (websites maybe--shrug) but she missed the background info to SUPPORT it. I kinda like her song 'schoolin life' but she doesn't know REAL life-even at her age. All she knows is that industry. I appreciate her vocal ability, but she should definitely stay in her lane.
4tru's picture

I just saw a pic of trey

I just saw a pic of trey songz in his boxers at http://kelsnetwork.blogspot.com/ ... he looks so hot!
jabe's picture

I would like to meet the real

I would like to meet the real Beyonce one day.
Whome!!!!!'s picture

she is so fuckin FAKE...she

she is so fuckin FAKE...she has not been seen with a female in about 5 yrs and now she sees kelly happy with girlfriends and rhianna happy with her bestie malissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

You know she's older than

You know she's older than 30... Just saying... But that's the industry they are in...
Nauy's picture

and this fool callher her

and this fool callher her best freind hugging up on her so called husband while shes no where in sight this chicken head is a damn foo http://www.thefablife.com/nggallery/post/just-two-regular-bffs-huggin-at... http://thehiphopupdate.com/interview/jay-z-interviews-gwyneth-paltrow-an... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YoUkvK_TmTk/TaXD57utDuI/AAAAAAAABSM/vHLn6wY_SZ...
Anonymous's picture

Beyonce should stick to what

Beyonce should stick to what she knows (singing and dancing and telling lies). She should never, ever give interviews because she invaribly says something so out of left field that I can't even intellectu­alize it. If being in the same "acting category" is what she's aspiring, well, take a rest because you are already there.....­HORRIBLE!!­!!
Anonymous's picture

Her eye make-up is too

Her eye make-up is too strong. She looks much older than 30. they need to soften her face up more. I love her outfits. I think I might be over her already. The 5 or 6 stars that they feature in every magazine are really getting tired be it Beyonce, Lady Gaga and now Kelly Rowland although i am happy for her finally getting some non-DC shine!
Anonymous's picture

She looks BEAUTIFUL and I

She looks BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE her makeup
Star 's picture

So beyonce you strive to be a

So beyonce you strive to be a WHITE FEMALE? Oh that explains all the fake feminist bullsh**! Will back women ever learn? The feminnist movement is meant to destroy men especially black men. Be strong and love thyself but stop bashing men to do it. Let white women treat their men that way! Anyway, Beyonce just isn't look cute these days. Her CD '4' is awful and nobody wants to admit it. It's almost like the pushing of the song OTIS by her husbandnd Kanye. It is simply not a good song but everyone seems to be afraid to say it.
Anonymous's picture

OMG, is that seriously what

OMG, is that seriously what you got out of that statement, that she wants to be a white woman. stop being so militant and simple minded.....there are certainly times when being militant is understandable, but this certainly isn't it. beyonce's dancing/performances, and dialect in some of her lyrics is clearly not a women who is striving to be a white woman, but a women who is strong, talented, and independent. I will agree though that she is not looking as beautiful these days, but i think it's just bad taste in style, make up, and maybe too many "yes" people.
Anonymous's picture

Drop dead Fabulous

Drop dead Fabulous
Remi's picture

my bad "women"!!!!!

my bad "women"!!!!!
Lucypearl#@!'s picture

her natural beauty exposes

her natural beauty exposes the green eyed monster in so many.
blessed beauty beyonce's picture

oui se magnifique, vous allez

oui se magnifique, vous allez Beyonce!!
t-bear's picture

I can't remember ever seeing

I can't remember ever seeing her out and about w/anyone other than her mom, stylist, etc......???? Keep it real B sometimes woman are very messy!
Lucypearl#@!'s picture

I must cosign. I actually

I must cosign. I actually thought it was weird that you NEVER see her with any woman (friends) other than her bandmates and family.
Yep's picture

thank u! since when she has

thank u! since when she has female friends??? kelly has some female besties and now she is trying to be back in their face
Anonymous's picture

No wonder African American

No wonder African American women are portrayed as angry and bitter. Its evident from the way you judge someone you dont know based on an interview. I dont see carribeans tearing Riri like this. If you dont like the celebrities dont click their post.
Anonymous's picture

So far I haven't read where

So far I haven't read where anyone said they didnt like beyonce. I took it as ppl r saying she needs to keep it real. you never see her with any female friends not even one bff. Its an insult to ppls intelligence when she makes those DUMB contradictory statements. It does kind of make u give her the side eye n say stick to singing and dancing bey. Js
Anonymous's picture

So far I haven't read where

So far I haven't read where anyone said they didnt like beyonce. I took it as ppl r saying she needs to keep it real. you never see her with any female friends not even one bff. Its an insult to ppls intelligence when she makes those DUMB contradictory statements. It does kind of make u give her the side eye n say stick to singing and dancing bey. Js
Anonymous's picture

So far I haven't read where

So far I haven't read where anyone said they didnt like beyonce. I took it as ppl r saying she needs to keep it real. you never see her with any female friends not even one bff. Its an insult to ppls intelligence when she makes those DUMB contradictory statements. It does kind of make u give her the side eye n say stick to singing and dancing bey. Js
Anonymous's picture

First of all you're ignorant

First of all you're ignorant for starting off with that whole 'African-American women' crap and attempting to campare us to Carribean women. (We're all African women really.) Many Carribean women are citzens of this country and therefore ARE African-American! Duh. Further, usually SUPPORTERS click on their favorite celebrities posts/articles to catch-up or be entertained even to hear some good news, but just because someone is a supporter of an artist, doesn't mean that artist can't get verbally lashed. Especially so, when they come out of left-field with BULL**** and then can't even back it up in an intellegent manner. Like I mentioned earlier, I love her singing, but I'd have to admit that I and everyone I KNOW HATES the way she sounds when she opens her mouth to speak because she sounds stupid. That isn't hate, that's truth. Additionally, She started off by JUDGING the type of women that don't hang out with other women. Speaking without accurate information or atleast personal experiential information is ignorant. There are lots of women that simply DON"T HANG OUT AT ALL. They just don't like the scene. I personally know many women that don't HANG-OUT so to speak but have friends, some are homebodies or quiet. Everyone isn't on the same level of sociability. Lastly, I have no problem with outspoken women having an opinion, but make sense. She didn't make any sense as I was reading and waiting for the REASON for her being scared by those types of women. Is it because they remnind her of...HER?! Somebody rangle her daddy and her PR agent because she is making a fool of herself trying be soo fakely REAL now that she's been spending time in N.Y. Get on My nerves!!!
4tru's picture

So I'm taking it that you

So I'm taking it that you don't hang out with women either. Usually when women say that they have no female friends or just one and in my opinion I can't deal with that so I understand completely where she is coming from. Just because you don't share her viewpoint doesn't make her dumb or ignorant. You don't have to agree with her but you don't have to say such erroneous things about her either.
Anonymous's picture

No wonder African American

No wonder African American women are portrayed as angry and bitter. Its evident from the way you judge someone you dont know based on an interview. I dont see carribeans tearing Riri like this. If you dont like the celebrities dont click their post.
Anonymous's picture

Yeah, something has to be

Yeah, something has to be wrong with you if you are a woman who doesn't hang with other woman. I call bullshit if you think that a man WON'T have sex with you pretending like your his sister just to get you comfortable.
Cindy 's picture

Preach!!

Preach!!
Ollaa's picture

I don't know some much about

I don't know some much about Bey anymore. I mean I thought Kelly and the other chick was her bestie. I think Bey try so hard not to be the normal home girl next door like she use to be. It's like she is so untrue to herself. To me I like her music and she is a very pretty girl but that's all she is. I can't see her a a role model because she seem like she can't keep it real to herself. It's like she is fighting to be her real self. I know people grow and change but it's like she is trying to set a tren in everything she do in her life. Idk I'm just not feling her as a person not saying that how she live her life is wrong but I bet if she wasn't as big as she is she will be running around with lala and Kelly and them. I understand being pravite but can she open up on some real stuff so her fans can feel like can connect to other than her music.
Anonymous's picture

she refers to Kelly as her

she refers to Kelly as her sister, no? They surpassed the bestie thing.
Anonymous's picture

--yall are relentless, I am

--yall are relentless, I am not as close with some of my past bestfriendS, we grew apart, and you are crazy girl. Everyone does not stay the same, you dont know them personally. Why Bey gotta be the bad guy because she light skinned and the most successful, considering she has been at top solo since 2003, it is a competition now, they still friends and yall just got to choose sides, fall back, they probably laugh at this ish.
Anonymous's picture

What is light skinned?

What is light skinned?
Glamorous Goddess's picture

Exactly. I'm tired of some

Exactly. I'm tired of some lighter skinned blacks thinking every darker skinned black is jealous of them. You can lie to yourself all you want but there are plenty of chocolate skinned women who love the way they look and would NOT want to look any other way. This isn't the Civil Rights/Jim Crow/ or Slavery Era anymore. There is starting to be more and more brown sistahs like Kelly, Gabrielle, and Meagan getting shine and it WILL only increase. Some Rappers/athletes may still be on that foolishness but EVERYONE is not.
Anonymous's picture

also might I add my hood

also might I add my hood friends mad at me too, because i then outgrew being around folk getting drunk fighting sleeping with each other men and ish. Not saying thats their scene but imjustsaying, stop resisting CHANGE. i told my friend who life is like mines now consisting of working being independent successfull that U r the company u keep. Maybe Gwen not that she is white has something more relatable going on now. As is with my friend, we've know each other 10+ and just now becoming thick as theives because we have the same focus for things in life.
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