Beyoncé Goes Braless, Writes a Poem and Continues to Rule the World (PHOTOS)

08/28/2014 at 04:41 PM ET

We’re still reeling from Beyoncé‘s epic Video Music Awards performance (and still watching this adorable gif of Blue Ivy). And now the superstar has given us something else to obsess over: a provocative spread for Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book . And instead of an interview, she wrote a poem.

Beyonce CH Fashion BookPierre Debusschere/CR Fashion Book

Queen Bey looks gorgeous as usual as she poses in a number of looks, from a trench coat with only black briefs underneath to a photo with a surfboard strapped to her back. And in the poem titled “Bey the Light”, which was written in her own words and “remixed” by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Forest Gander (because sure, why not), she opens up about how her daughter has given her new purpose.

“It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest muse,” she writes (but as we read it, we imagine her softly rapping the words). “There’s someone we all find out soon, more important than ourselves to lose.”

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Beyonce CH Fashion BookPierre Debusschere/CR Fashion Book

Bey also writes about how she hopes others interpret her talents: “You call me a singer, but I’m called to transform, to suck up the grief, anxiety, and loss of those who hear me into my song’s form.”

Beyonce CH Fashion BookPierre Debusschere/CR Fashion Book

For more on the star’s shoot, styled by Roitfeld (and to read the whole poem) click here. And tell us: What do you think of Bey’s art?

–Brittany Talarico

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Michaele on

she no longer inspires me :( most of what she writes now is just mumbo jumbo about herself. I want the old Beyonce back not this self absorbed band wagon jumping little girl.

sheila on

First of all, she does not rule the world. She is a mediocre singer with a lot of fake hair. Secondly, given that she has no education, she wouldn’t know a ‘poem’ if it bit her in the ass.

sheila on

First of all, she does not rule the world; she is a mediocre singer with a lot of fake hair. Secondly, since she has no education, she wouldn’t know a ‘poem’ if it bit her in the a**.

Ms V on


sweetapplepie on

I am so over her. She is not a role model. Role model do not girate their asses all the time to prove something.

My daughter who si 15 think that she over sexualized herself and make women look bad by doing so.

her music is not that good . Sorry.

Aeriana on

She is so talented. I don’t understand the people in these comments. Everyone takes everything so serious. One, saying to go back to music and not do poetry — lyrics are poetry, music is poetry with a beat and a tempo. Beyoncé is extremely down to earth if you care to take the time to see her work off camera and her interviews. Photoshop? No. I have seen her in concert up close twice, she really is that in shape. The extensions? Dramatic effect for the shoot which is pretty self explanatory. Name one female artist tha you would think is 100% real. You aren’t going to find one. At least have respect though for a woman that stands firmly on women’s rights and equality of the sexes. She’s fighting for you and all you can do is bash her. How lame. Beautiful art and work in the shoot though, congratulations to the team of artists that put this together.

Raj on

It’s funny that people assume that she’s “ghetto” simply because she black. She grew up in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Houston. Also, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Nfl Cheerleaders, Miley Cyrus, basically any entertainer is half naked. I wonder if any of these women would complain if it was a man shaking his body around or was shirtless.

Whatever on

I cannot stand her. She is orange everything on her body and hair is orange. I hate when famous black people change there skin color. Why not just stay black why is she trying to look white or hispanic. She needs to stay like her BFF Kelly . Now Kelly Rowland is a beautiful black women she is natural.

rikki5 on

She’s overrated, I always thought the one other girl in Destiny’s child (forget her name) was a much better singer…and that poem, just hard to read…..

Anita Bogit on

Looks like all jealous B*tches are out in Full Force.

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