Beyoncé is the star of Vogue Magazine's highly coveted September Issue, and she used her unprecedented amount of creative control to make history -- by hiring 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell to shoot the cover. This is the first time in U.S. Vogue's 126 year history that a black photographer has shot the cover.
Beyoncé covers Vogue’s highly coveted September Issue. Shot by 23 year old Tyler Mitchell, the first black photographer in Vogue history. pic.twitter.com/hYSMvBrS9g— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) August 6, 2018
Queen Bey also wrote a very personal essay for the issue, detailing her thoughts on post-pregnancy body image, "generational curses" and her hopes for children Blue Ivy, Rumi & Sir.
"I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust. Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship. Connecting to the past and knowing our history makes us both bruised and beautiful." -Beyonce,VOGUE pic.twitter.com/ZIWFpeP30y— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) August 6, 2018
One excerpt from the essay in particular has both surprised and delighted readers, as Mrs. Carter references her much curvier, post-pregnancy body with the word FUPA.
"To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be," she wrote.
Beyoncé talked about her FUPA in the most prestigious issue of the most respected fashion magazine in the world. THE INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS THAT pic.twitter.com/FO5uWrHSRM— Jay McMullen (@JayGMcMullen) August 6, 2018
What are your thoughts on Beyoncé's takeover of the Vogue September Issue?!
Did anyone else cry reading Beyoncé’s Vogue cover story?— Shea Couleé (@SheaCoulee) August 6, 2018
beyonce’s vogue takeover was beautifully executed. Investing in black young talent is imperative to our growth as a culture. she was honest and transparent and captured flawlessly. proud moment.— DAWN (@DawnRichard) August 6, 2018
Beyonce’s new Vogue photos 🤤🤤🤤🤤 in love— Temi Otedola (@jtofashion) August 6, 2018
Beyoncé’s Vogue piece might be the most honest thing she’s ever done, and I love her for it— tyler simien (@t_simien) August 6, 2018
"I’ve worked long and hard to be able to get to a place where I can choose to surround myself with what fulfills and inspires me." For our September issue cover story, @Beyonce shares her inspirations, vision, and path to personal growth: https://t.co/DZ6qYDyff5— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) August 6, 2018