Beyonce covers Vogue, talks Blue Ivy, ‘my road dog, my homey, my best friend’

As we previewed in the Grammys Open Post on Sunday, Beyonce is the March cover girl for Vogue’s “Power Issue”. Many were expecting Michelle Obama to be the cover girl for the second time, but alas, we got Beyonce. I have to admit, the slideshow is gorgeous. Bey was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, who these days is better than Mario Testino. You can read Bey’s full Vogue article (“The Queen B”) here, and here are some highlights:

Bey on performing live: “I’m still completely nervous. I still feel pressure.”

On Blue Ivy: “She’s my road dog. She’s my homey, my best friend.”

Pregnancy: “I felt very maternal around eight months,” she remembers. “And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . . . But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.”

Giving birth: “My family and my closest people were there when I gave birth,” she says. “Everything that scared me just was not present in that room. So for me to really let go and really appreciate every contraction . . . it was the best day of my life.”

How motherhood has changed her: “I feel like I have something that has grounded me so much more,” she says. “Family has always been important. I’ve always had my mother and my father and my husband. But it’s just. . . .” She pauses. “Life is so much more than. . . It’s not defined by any of this.”

Gwyneth Paltrow chimes in: Beyoncé’s close friend Gwyneth Paltrow relates a story of going to visit her in the recording studio and encountering mother with daughter. “Blue was sleeping in her arms, across her body, and B was listening back to what she had been working on,” Paltrow says. “I thought, This is how you do it. You do what you love with who you love included.”

Firing her father as her business manager: “My father taught me so much about being a businesswoman,” she says. “And I’m understanding him a lot now. . . . A lot of the crazy things he did were necessary.”

Making her HBO documentary: “This movie has healed me in so many ways,” she says. “It makes me want to cry. I’m sorry,” she says, her eyes welling. “I’m very passionate about it, and it just feels good.”

On the rumor she used a surrogate: “That was very odd. Who even thinks that? Like, who would make that up. . . . You can’t take it too seriously.”

More kids? “When I was younger, there were moments where I said, ‘I’m not going to have children,’ ” Beyoncé says. “And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don’t know when.”

[From Vogue]

There’s a lot more, but you should just go read the full Vogue story. Beyonce doesn’t seem crazy or anything – and I don’t believe she really is “crazy”. I think she’s somewhat OCD and she’s definitely a control-freak, but throughout the interview, it felt like she’s in a different place these days. She seems calm, and she approaches her career (and everything) with a lot of contemplation and dedication. Oh, she also admits that she reads stories about herself online, but she never reads the comments! So… HEY BEY!

Photos courtesy of Patrick Demarchelier/VOGUE.

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  1. Ms Kay says:

    “Bey was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, who these days is better than Mario Testino.”

    Er… Monsieur Patrick Demarchelier? He’s been doing photography since the 70s, Mario Testino was just arriving to London as a student?. Anyway although both styles are different and good in their own, I prefer Demarchelier over Testino’s.

    On the other hand, Blue Ivy is only one year old, so I don’t know what she means by “best friend”?

  2. Dawn says:

    Oh this girl is taking herself way tooo seriously. I am tired of her and all this press. I can’t wait to see what WW has to say about this. Seems good ole Wendy is the only person around not too afraid to give this girl some much need criticism.

  3. Samanthalous says:

    Dare I say this is the best she has ever looked, I don’t know who styled her for these photos but she needs to keep them. On the other hand her ego is just so huge at this point I am sick of her. She has that HBO “If I’m scared be scared allow it” special soon which I will skip.

  4. kay says:

    her eyes and mouth have been looking different lately.

  5. notpretentious says:

    Just beautiful! She really seems happy.

  6. Dahlia Verlaine says:

    Either they went overboard with photoshop or she has a new set of lips. Her face looks so different.

  7. Gabriella says:

    I don’t mean to start the faux-pregnancy rumours, but, speaking as someone who has given birth twice, I think Bey’s description of the moment is way out of touch.
    It is indeed the best day of your life, but when I was at labor I wasn’t thinking of a spiritual communication between me and my child who was pushing through heavy doors… I was more of a Megan Fox kind of mother, screaming for an epidural.
    But it was the ‘appreciate the contractions’ line that got me thinking that this woman probably never truly ‘appreciated’ a contraction.

    • Skipper says:

      Yes. This woman is describing birth the way a male poet would. As someone who had a rather easy and pleasant birthing experience, no way did I appreciate a single contraction or communicate with my infant. I pushed that sucker out end of story.

      • Gabriella says:

        Ha! Yes, pushed that sucker out sounds more legit! Seriously, becoming a mother is a beautiful thing but the birth process is the least beautiful thing about it.

      • Micki says:

        What does that say about your spiritual level?! LOL
        I’m in awe of the way she describes the sweat, slime, blood and all the rest so poetically.

      • Dani says:

        Thanks Skipper and Gabriella! Officially scared shitless of giving birth this fall. Help me.

      • LittleMissy says:

        Beyonce just always trying so hard! I dont have any kids but there are plenty of moms in my family and none of them have ever express themselves like that! my niece just had a baby and she did not talk like this about he birth! WTF?

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        @ Dani-
        I had my little guy in November. I love him totally. I would do it all again in a heart beat. But I would be hella pissed about it. :)

        The epidural is the best thing ever. My advice – if you decide to use drugs – get it before your water breaks. BEFORE. I made that mistake. Never again.

      • Zelle says:

        I was either completely out of my mind in pain or screaming for God to take me and just end it all. :) Next time-I take the drugs! I have heard women talk like this, but they are normally vegan yoga instructors who wanted some kind of water birth and visualized a flower blooming to get through the contractions. Or something.I am pretty sure they talk like this because it fits their image. Truth is, giving birth is a messy, scary business.

      • Callmelyd says:

        I gave birth two months ago without any medication to a 10 pound, 9 ounce baby girl. I pushed for 4 hours, and by the end of it I was so exhausted I felt like she was never coming out. But… I was talking to my baby. I was praying, because I didn’t know how I was going to make it. And each contraction WAS a gift because it was my next chance to help her come out. Was it incredibly difficult and painful? Yes. Was it a totally spiritual experience? Yes.
        Say what you will about the surrogate rumors, but the way she talks about giving birth doesn’t mean a damn thing. Maybe if she claimed that it was completely painless because she stopped the pain with her mind power. But the fact that she described the experience in terms that some people don’t relate to doesn’t mean she didn’t have the experience.

    • Seagulls says:

      I’ve heard a lot of mothers who have unmedicated births use language kind of like that, but it’s like Bey is an alien who is trying to speak a human language in that she’s trying to talk about an experience she didn’t have.

      Also, her answer regarding whether or not she used a surrogate – so, basically, yes.

    • T.C. says:

      I didn’t buy the Faux-pregnancy story until reading this interview. I have never heard a mother describing contractions like some flowery spiritual moment. It’s usually a get this baby out of me I’m dying. This from loving gentle women too. Calling BS on you Bey.

      • V4Real says:

        Yes TC I was thinking the same thing. Now I honestly beleive she faked her pregnancy. A woman having contractions is not thinking about their baby pushing it’s way through a heavy door, a woman having contractions is to busy screaming get this damn thing out of me before I kill somebody.

        Another thing, I saw the preview for her upcoming HBO documentary and that pregnancy pooch is exactly how my stomach looks after a big meal. She just looked as if she poked her stomach out.

        But I will say she does look beautiful in these photos even though a bit photoshopped.

    • Moore says:

      Positive imagery is used in birth all the time. Sounds like something they encourage in Hypnobabies too. I wasn’t communicating with my child but I wasn’t the screaming, get it out natural birth variety either.

    • bill diggs says:

      I HAD a natural birth. These statements of hers are proof that she did not. I was in excellent shape, took all my birthing classes, and the reality is that it is a physically excruciating experience, even when, in the rearview mirror, it was totally spiritually excellent.
      Pillow babies, clearly, aren’t NEARLY as uncomfortable.

  8. Rikki says:

    Beyonce looks stunning but they airbrushed her mouth and made it look like she has an overbite. She looks a lot better with dark hair. I love that picture of her sitting on a chair.

  9. Skipper says:

    Shouldn’t photoshopping be getting less obvious with better technology? It’s all I see in that first picture and pretty much every photoshoot lately.

  10. lisa2 says:

    I think she looks great in the pics.
    Again on every female post we get the same comments.. OH my look at the eyes, her mouth, her forehead.. Gosh don’t people think that sometime the lighting or the angle or the makeup changes the way a face looks. I know celebs are doing things to enhance their faces, but gosh it is the only thing some people have to say.

    rant down.. she looks beautiful here. the interview is meh. I don’t see how and infant is your best friend. but hey whatever.

    but I love those shoes in the last picture.

  11. JL says:

    “She’s my road dog. She’s my homey, my best friend.”

    That seems like trying a little too hard to me to address Blue Ivy that way.


    Those pictures are great. Hopefully Beyonce will realize the gifts she has and calm down and focus on that.

  12. Kizzy says:

    I like her,I do. But she seems so pretentious and that rubs me the wrong way. You mean you can’t understand how people would ‘make that up’ after the belly flop incident? Why have you never addressed it? And being nervous when Katie touched your belly – ‘…make it up’? SMH. We are not stupid. If you want to clear the air, do it. Don’t act dumb like you can’t see where it’s coming from. She’s annoying.

    **…And just a peeve of mine: In one of the photos above, I also hate the strategic wardrobe imperfection exposing most of her boob. That was done on purpose to reveal it. Be revealing like Rihanna if you want to be. Don’t pretend that it’s just the clothes. Ugh. (Sorry stans, maybe I woke up on the wrong side of bed earlier)

  13. lucy2 says:

    She looks absolutely gorgeous in these photos.
    Way too self obsessed though.

  14. Anmelt says:

    I think dark hair suits her better, it makes her look younger. I think the older one gets the better it tends to be to go a bit darker as very blond hair (for non natural blondes) can be aging.

  15. SargassoSea says:

    Surrogate. Her strange language and emphasis on really (italics) feeling the contractions. Yea, ok. Busted.

  16. eric says:

    It looks like they took Angelina Jolie mouth and superimposed it over beyonce, her mother is shorter and has short teeth with exposed gums.
    Her comment on giving birth obviously written by her publicist, according to insider she did not want to be present in the room when her surrogate gave birth.

  17. Harpreet says:

    Kaiser, you sure it was Patrick who shot Beyonce for Vogue? It looks a bit like Annie Leibovitz, especially the cover shot.

  18. ramona says:

    Excuse me…

    “She’s my road dog”????????


    I get it – she tours, she’s “on the road” – but calling your baby a “road dog” is simply nutty. Beyonce is a crazy nut.

  19. lulu1 says:

    So did she say she had a drug free birth?
    I mean it seems an obvious question considering the tone of this article, and maybe the journalist asked, and the answer is in the full report, but to say you felt every contraction implies – no epidural…!

    I’ve had three. Kids. And epidurals.
    I’m in awe of women who give birth naturally… although you have an anasthetic to have a filling. Nobody is in awe of you for doing that naturally….

    Anyway, it’s just hard to imagine this particular woman, with an audience of all those she loves (family and closest people – whatever those may be if they’re not family. Oh and perhaps some medical staff? Quite a crowd really…and for a relatively long time. So there would have had to be refreshments, non?. So let’s add a cook, and a few waiters, and perhaps some cattle too? And angels?)
    So they’re all gathered around her, contracting away on a first birth for hours and hours and hours while all the Scary Things that have ever Scared Beyonce are outside the door. Yeah…most mothers are (naturally) scared of their first birth, (naturally) scared of how long it might take, (naturally) scared if they’ve made the right decision, (naturally) scared that something might be wrong with their baby and some people are even (naturally) scared that having your partner look at you pushing something very large out of something very small might make them see you in a different way. For that last one, I’m thinking of particularly of people who care a lot about their image. Oh, like Beyonce? But no: all the scary things (such as thoughts) were outside the door…

    I’m sure she was dressed appropriately for this event – which ladies, is not always the squeakiest cleanist thing you’re ever going to do. I’m thinking halos were probably involved for Saint Beyonce of The Very Heavy Door.
    JayZ (and his family and his closest people – surely they were invited too?) must have had great fun. I’m just surprised there wasn’t a national holiday declared.

    No. This doesn’t sound plausible. At least not compared to this:
    JayZ, Beyonce, and their families, closest people and sat sipping champagne and eating nibbles served to them by loyal staff members while watching someone else give birth on a fast-forwarded DVD.
    Then JayZ wrote a song.
    Oh, and a Baby came to Be(Y).

    With regards to those loyal staff members? They have an awful habit of writing tell-all books further down the line….

    • e.non says:

      lol…. perfect.

      can you imagine the confidentiality clauses in the staff/hangers on contracts..

      • V4Real says:

        That’s why when I sign my name on stuff I sometimes mispell my name so I can say that’s not my signature, look the name is spelled wrong. I’m a righty, so somtimes I sign it with my left hand so the signature don’t match and it’s mispelled. But I’m sure some hand writing analysis will come along and blow up my spot.

    • Wilma says:

      When my mom gave birth to my siblings (who are 15 and 18 years younger than me) I was there, as well as my younger brother, my aunt, my moms best friend and my dad. It was a natural homebirth as most births over here are (The Netherlands). I’m planning to do the same. I guess it only seems strange when it’s not the custom.

      • lulu1 says:

        But it isn’t the custom in New York! And this wasn’t a HOMEBIRTH. She gave birth in a hospital…And for many, many reasons, most hospitals would refuse to have a crowd present at a birth.
        I seem to remember they had a whole floor to themselves though…food for thought

  20. Sarah says:

    “I’ve always had my mother and my father and my husband.” Poor Solange.

  21. celine says:

    she hasn’t looked so good in a really long time.

  22. MsAubra says:

    I am lukewark to Bey, but I LOVE the third one where she’s in all black, that smile is sincere!

  23. DeltaJuliet says:

    Yup, after reading her account of giving birth, I’m more sure than ever that she had a surrogate. Like a poster above said, it sounds like how a male poet would describe childbirth, not a woman who has lived through it.

  24. Wilma says:

    I just love her. I know not everyone does, but somehow she can do no wrong in my book.

    She looks lovely here.

  25. Post-It's says:

    It kind of bothers me that she refers to her young daughter her best friend.

  26. Becky says:

    For a very well-written, insightful portrayal kof Beoynce and her new film:

  27. Nev says:

    the photo-shoot is VERY BUDGET.

    Anna didn’t spend any money here…


  28. diva says:

    I can’t take a word that comes out that women’s mouth seriously. It’s all eye roll worthy. I have an 8 year old and my son is not my best friend. She just realized the “crazy” things (stealing song credits, ideas, screwing over group members etc) her dad did for her were necessary for her success?

  29. snappyfish says:

    just wait until goop finds out that she’s lost the BFF position to blue ivy.

  30. Samantha says:

    I don’t understand all the Beyonce hate. She’s never been the brightest bulb in the box but she’s always worked really really hard. When people put that much effort into there craft of course they should have an ego.

    Beyonce has never been one to have her private life put on stage for everyone to see and she doesn’t have a lot of friends. I can see how having a daughter would give her a closeness that makes her very happy. I have a three year old son who says “mommy you’re my best friend”

    ….Now I listen to everyone talk about Beyonce and I don’t say anything b/c “to each his own” But that’s going to far. My three year old is my best friend and having him best the best experience of my life. I was happy every second looking forward to meeting my little guy….Geesh…Just relax a little.

    • Liv says:

      Sorry, I disagree. I have a friend whose mother always treated her like her friend – and that went terribly wrong. You can love your child to death and make it the most important person in your life, but don’t make it your friend, at least not when it’s a child.

      And Beyonce’s private, are you kidding me? Look at her tumblr, look at her documentary. I was a huge fan of her before, but she seem to lose her mind. Maybe it’s because she believed the hype, but however she’s a hypocrite now, arrogant and self-absorbed.

      • Jenny says:

        @Liv, I would say that my 1 year old daughter is my best friend and I love her more than anything on Earth. That doesn’t mean I am any less her mother. Being your child’s best friend doesn’t mean turning into Dina Lohan.

      • Samantha says:

        Okay Liv, did Beyonce sell her baby pics, did she sell her wedding pics. Does she tell you what she ate for breakfast. Of course she has pics she is a public figure and she has a brand to sell.

      • Liv says:

        Jenny, but then it’s a question of how you define the word friend. A friend – for me – is someone you share your good and bad times with, and I don’t think a mother should share bad times with her kid. My friend always had to listen to the (love) problems of her mother. Believe me, it didn’t particularly deepened their relationship.

        Please read the comment of OriginalKitten (36), she just summed it up nicely ;-)

        Samantha, she’s constantly shroving her personal life down our throats! She was private before (like you said when she married for example, they haven’t even told the press), but that changed.

      • Jenny says:

        Yes Liv, that is a great description of what I aspire to be as a mother, but I still don’t see being a friend and a mother as being mutually exclusive; all friendships are different and the way OriginalKitten described her relationship with her mother is actually how I would describe my relationship with some of my closest and oldest girlfriends. I don’t understand why you can’t be a friend to your children and be smart enough to know when you have to draw the line and be tough or say no or understand what is not appropriate to share with your kids.

      • Samantha says:

        Why is everyone taking that best friend comment so literal? I call my son my 3 year old my best friend. But i’m sure that will change once he hits pre-teen years. I don’t think it’s meant the way you are perceiving it. How can everyone be analyzing the relationship this woman has with her 1 year old daughter. Are her words not sincere enough about her own daughter. Where do you draw the lines.

        I think Beyonce is at a point where she is happy, she knows there is nothing she can do or say to please some people. I just hope her and her best friend are happy and don’t feel slaved to other peoples judgements.

      • Zelle says:

        I have a young son too(18 months) and it wouldn’t occur to me to describe him as my best friend. He’s not…there is an unconditional love there that is not offered to anyone else. Not my husband, not my best friend, not my mother. Its a special love only for him. But I think we all know what she means-she is just describing the closeness and the love you have for your child.

  31. Shannon says:

    GORGEOUS pictures but your infant child is your “homey” and “road dog”? Strange way to describe Blue, but ok.

  32. MsMittens says:

    Her description of labour is the most unbelievable I’ve ever heard. I think such words set a bad example for young girls who may now believe this is how a “perfect” woman should feel about childbirth.

    I agree, it can be the best day of your life – but if I would have to use poetic imagery, I’d call it “sun rising after a nightlong storm barely survived in a tiny boat rocked by ice cold ocean”. Because yeah, it can be very moving afterwards. But the whole action is an extreme experience, or at least so it was for me.
    “Heavy door”? It sounds so detached, would you call your vagina during birth like that? How about “I know I’m going to love this little bitch, but now she’s tearing me apart and I’ll jump out of that window if this won’t stop”?

    There, Beyonce. You can use my wording, if you don’t know what it’s like.

    • Gemini08 says:

      My friend just had a baby and here description of it wasn’t that different from Bey’s. She said like she was communicating with her baby throughout it. Every woman’s experience is different so I don’t think it’s fair to compare or dissect someone else’s labor experience.

    • BeesKnees says:

      Or perhaps a rainbow after a hurricane! I just can’t get over the “appreciate every contraction” comment. That sounds like the comment of a woman who is trying to prove something. Not necessarily trying to prove that she actually gave birth, but at least that she is the perfect woman in control all the time. It is totally ok to say childbirth hurts and it’s not the greatest most euphoric experience for the entire duration (side eyeing Gisele on that one too).

  33. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    WHo believes that these are her actual words and not her pr team’s; she’s as dumb as a bag of hair – how many extemporaneous interviews do you see her give; I’m sick of seeing her shilling every product under the sun and her crappy generic toy music. Just watched the Avett brothers on lettermen last nite – those are real musicians not this fake plastic bimbo – i just don’t understand her appeal to some people there’s no there there. And when will fashion mags stop being advertisements for celebutards and focus on fashion with models on the covers.

  34. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I’m so happy that growing up, my mom never tried to be my best friend and never WANTED to be my best friend. She was a teacher and mentor, a support system, a disciplinarian, an authoritarian, a guide, a soft place to fall, a mirror, a protector, but NEVER a best friend. She knew that her job as a mother was to make me the best person that she could and that was always her focus, and that sometimes meant that my ornery teenage eyes perceived her as more of an enemy than a friend.

    As an adult, I appreciate so much that she took the tough stance and not the path of least resistance with me many times, but through it all ALWAYS showed me love and support.

    Off-topic I guess but Beyonce’s comment about her daughter being her “best friend” made me think of that.

    • lady X says:

      And I guarantee and would put money on it .. that you turned out to be a upstanding citizen … who thinks of others often before you think of yourself .. who is caring and kind and non judgmental … and who appreciated the simple things in life….

      Now my mother has become my BFF … but not when she was raising me … absolutely loved your post

      Your Mom sounds just like Mine :)

  35. BeesKnees says:

    I absolutely hate that first picture, it looks budget and not worthy of Vogue (not Bey’s fault, more of a styling issue). Beyonce has a cute smile so I appreciate her smiling and looking cute sometimes rather than trying to be fierce and sexy. I can’t hate on her on the best friend comment though, I am sure I have called my 18 month old daughter my bestie or little buddy before but didn’t mean she was my actual best friend. I try to give Beyonce the benefit of the doubt, but the way she describes birth is very strange. Contractions hurt like hell and it is an odd thing to say you appreciate every contraction. She often describes the process of childbirth like she is trying to prove something. I don’t think I have ever heard other celebs talking about childbirth and pregnancy this long after their child was born (unless we’re talking about natural birth advocates like Giselle or Ricki Lake).

  36. Gemini08 says:

    These pictures are gorgeous!

  37. blonde on the dock says:

    She looks absolutely gorgeous in these photos. So classy. One can be a child’s best friend but you need to be a parent first.

  38. Dee Cee says:

    If you repeat something often enough while embellishing it entertainingly over time.. some parts of it become acceptable reality and eventually the naysayers who cast gloom upon your revealing your story.. give up?

  39. StaCat1 says:

    Road dog? Homey? best Friend?
    I think Dina Lohan thinks of Lindsey in the same way.
    Hmmm..this kid is going to be insanely spoiled and entitled as it is. She clearly needs parents who set boundaries.
    The proof will be in the pudding.

  40. valleymiss says:

    Open letter to Katie Holmes, Beyonce, and any other parent who calls their child, “My best friend”: STOP it. You’re not their best friend, you’re their parent. I know your heart is in the right place, but please stop thinking of your child as your buddy, your sidekick, your partner in crime. Your job is to parent. Your child will make plenty of friends, and it will be your job to guide your child and tell them no when they need to hear it, and give them limits. Please stop trying to be Amy Poehler’s Cool Mom character in Mean Girls.”

    • Jenny says:

      It would take a very stupid woman to not know that the role of parent comes first. I am now, and hope to remain (time will tell with the arrival of teenage years), friends with my little girl; she calls me her best friend. That is not by any means to say I will be out partying with her or any other ridiculous assumption you are making. I have to think a majority of people being judgmental about calling your child your friend do not have children.

      • Samantha says:

        Thanks for saying that Jenny. It’s an innocent comment that some people just don’t understand. Its not like Blu is 15 and they’re having a drink togehter. SHE’S ONE!!!!!

      • valleymiss says:

        Sorry to offend. You’re 100% right that I don’t have children. However, I teach elementary school and deal with parents daily who treat their children like their friends and are afraid to parent. If you are the exception, great. I also have a mom who tried really hard to be bff’s with my brother. He ended up with a drug problem, and is in his mid-30s and has never moved out. She does his laundry for him and cooks his food. I’ve seen what happens when parents value a friendship with their child over parenting their child. But again, if you are the exception, great! :-)

    • Loira says:

      Valleymiss, you are very right. I am also a teacher and I agree with you. Many times some parents end up being frightened to correct their children because they think that would damagetheir relationship. As for B and BI, thatnlittle girl will probably be very very spoiled, especially if they end up taking the scientology road of not saying no to her.

  41. Dizzle says:

    Never noticed how small her teeth are.

  42. RHONYC says:

    always love the vintage loungies like from the ‘why don’t you love me?’ vid. super flattering. ;-)

    i feel like this doc smells very ‘too little, too late’. guess we’ll see… :roll:

    her face in the red gown is very ‘Kim Zolciak’ lol! :lol:

  43. Chelsea's handler says:

    I’m expecting her to be at the state of the union address today. Also kids needs their parents to be their parents not their friends.

  44. LAK says:

    How odd is it that she looks more like Joan Smalls than herself on the cover. It’s Bey through a Joan Smalls filter!!!!!

  45. kitkerenina says:

    Probs she gave birth in a private wing, with Dowtown Abby treatment. If she did..

    (Mental picture, surrogate giving birth, Bey babbling all that labor nonsense in background.)

    Also, Blue Ivy sounds like an imaginary friend name. like a fairy visits Bey occasionally. A few times a week the Nannies ‘land’ the baby in Bey’s arms.


  46. nikzilla37 says:

    I love these looks. and her hair.

  47. G says:

    Let’s not get all hung up on the ghetto term “road dog” it’s just an expression like your “right hand man”. I used to call my son “my lil road dog” because I took him everywhere with me. It’s ghetto yes but I assure you I’m his MOM and not his “homie”.

  48. Patrice says:

    I can’t stand it when people refer to their small children as their “best friends”. It’s such a strange way to refer to an infant or small child. You know who my best friend is? My fully grown, closest adult friend who I didn’t give birth to! : P What a strange burden to give your kid(s): “I have to be mommy’s best friend.” Yikes. (Remember all of the reports back when Suri was about 3 when Katie was running around all over the place calling her toddler daughter her ” best friend in the entire world” with her zombie eyes and how creepy most of us agreed it was then? Sorry B. Same rules apply here.)

    Children need parents to guide, love, discipline, nurture and take care of them. Not not two adults who brought them into this world to fill some social aspect of their lives that they feel they were missing prior to their arrivals. I understand if this is a mother’s attempt at trying to explain that she shares a close bond with her kids that she’s really proud of, but why not just say that? (This isn’t so much about the words Beyonce said but rather the relatively new “friend” vs. parenting phenomenon.)

    It goes without saying that kids are our equals morally and ethically but they are not emotionally, physically, mentally or socially. Idk about any of you, but I don’t want to be “friends” with any children, whether I gave birth to them or not. Just saying :D

  49. Patrice says:

    @Valleymiss: I couldn’t agree with you any more!! I too was an elementary teacher for years-up until quite recently-and let me tell you, it’s ALWAYS the parents who are more, if not totally, concerned with being their child/children’s “friend” who are also the ones who are constantly ripping their hair out! They also often seek advice in an effort to understand ‘Why it isn’t working’ when they bend over backwards to “always do everything we can to keep them constantly happy” aka ‘give them everything they want’.

    When we allowed to secretly observe their children in the classroom, their responses are always a stunned: “But they never behave for this way for us!” Fortunately, barring any physical/emotional issues, the answer is quite simple: It’s because children need a routine and CRAVE boundaries and they get that at school :) Of course if you always put them in a position where they are seriously lacking in one or both, you will get them constantly melting down and running amuck. It’s simply because they are constantly overwhelmed. It’s not the child’s fault.

    P.S. To all the moms who try and discredit sound advice by saying the person behind it obviously “Must not be a mom”, I am and please allow me to say that comments like that are an insult to the individual thought processes of all women as well as mothers. (What on earth does giving birth have to do with it?) My mother and her mother were also moms and I can assure you that I was not ever referred to as my mother’s “friend” growing up and neither was my mother as a child.

  50. Cassie says:

    To the teachers here, please, remember that Blue is just a baby, any damages Beyonce decide to cause in her daughter will be more apparent after the little girl complete five years old and we all will know how much screwed up Blue is because everything she will do is going to be discussed here and everywhere else.
    I don’t know but I’m anxiously waiting to see drama in Blue’s life and obviously in her mother’s too, c’mon, celebrities are here for entertainment.

  51. Anna says:

    I cannot stand that BeyOnce keeps on lying to us about her pregnancy as if we were all idiots. I really really hope that someone out there who knows about the surrogate mother comes out of the closet and brings us the truth. Because BeyBEy keeps on talking about the birth and keeps pushing this stupid picture with her pushing her belly forward. WHO IS SHE KIDDING?

    This girl who has to show us everything did not take ONE PHOTO OF HERSELF PREGNANT. NOT ONE.

    And now she discusses a birth that many of us never are able to experience also due to infertility and she just lies. Why could she not have been honest from the beginning. I guess saying that she was not able to give birth was SO embarrassing. As if adoption or surrogacy or insemination or any of the many choices couples have now, would totally ruin her image. Who does she think she is?

  52. TG says:

    I love the clothes and the photo shoot. That being said I think people get offended by her and Gwyneth because they think they are so darn special and they make such offensive comments about how Bey is the only person who does the working mom thing right. I would do it right too if I had that kind of money. I don’t get the luxury of putting my child on my lap while working. Most of us so we have to commute to work, work long hours and then come home and take care of our child and our house and life. They just offend me so much. Why the need also to go on and on about the birth? Like somehow she is so special again. That kind of talk turns me off so much. Also when celebs go on about how beautiful their child is like no one else’s child is beautiful. Every one thinks their child is special and beautiful. These people offend me so much.

  53. GossipG says:

    I wonder why Kelly Rowland was crying on her B- day after having lunch with Bey & co.

  54. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    Paltrow needs to put a ring on Beyonce’s finger.