Beyoncé Just Gave Her First Real Interview Since 2013
The interview, titled “Beyoncé Speaks” accompanies a cover featuring ‘Yonce in braids, framed in blue paint. It’s only accessible on the Garage Mag app. So basically, now’s the time to decide just how much you care about Beyoncé.
Some tidbits from the convo have surfaced, and so far the interview feels pretty tame.
“My biggest hero is and always will be my mother,” she said. “She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart. Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown. My mother has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful.”
Then she offered fans a reading recommendation:
“I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”
After Beyoncé covered Vogue’s 2015 September Issue without granting them an interview—a taboo in the fashion world—it seemed unlikely she would ever talk to press again. Then again, she’s the artist famous for dropping an entire surprise album overnight (and she’s a Virgo), so whatever decision she’s making is probably for a very specific reason.
And by giving an interview to Urs Fischer, token cool-guy artist, ‘Yonce is is aligning herself specifically with artists and intellectuals who care about books about Gloria Steinem. Watch out Beyoncé—obsessing over the art world didn’t end well for Lady Gaga.