Beyonce showed off her amazing figure on the cover of GQ's February 2012 issue.
After the alleged cover photo went viral on Jan. 10, GQ was forced to reveal the real cover featuring Beyonce for their upcoming "Sexiest Woman of the 21st Century" issue on their company website. The magazine also posted an excerpt of her interview where she discussed her upcoming fifth solo album, its musical influences, her world tour and the HBO documentary about her life that will air next month.
Beyoncé did not reveal the title for the highly anticipated studio effort. She did say it will arrive no earlier than April and that she will embark on a world tour to promote the project before its release. So far, she has recorded over 50 songs for consideration to include in it. She also revealed who she had been collaborating with in the studio.
"I've been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and [The] Dream," Beyonce told GQ. "We all started in the '90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us."
As for the musical influences, she said it will be "mostly R&B."
"I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences," she added about the sound. "There's a bit of D'Angelo, some '60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross."
The mother of one admitted that she is her biggest and worst critic. Being the perfectionist that she is, she shared the nightly rituals she performs after each concert while she is out on tour that helps her and her staff improve the shows. First, she heads back to her hotel room and watches footage of the show they have just performed. She then writes comments on herself, the camera men as well her dancers. The following morning, her staff receives feedback on paper of what she watched that needs improvement. The habit is common among sports coaches and managers to help their teams imrove their game.
The award-winning Houston native, who has so far garnered 16 Grammys out of countless others and sold 75 million albums to date, also revealed some information about her upcoming untitled documentary which will air on HBO in February. The 31-year-old hired a "visual director" that captured moments from her personal and professional life on average of sixteen to twenty hours a day since 2005. The film will feature moments from that time. They are currently editing from thousands of hours of private footage for the final film that will air.
GQ's February 2013 issue featuring Beyonce on the cover will arrive on newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, Jan.15.