Singer Beyoncé believes women should embrace their sexuality! The superstar graces the May cover of OUT magazine and talked about how she not only wants to inspire women, but also those minorities and LGBT communities facing oppression.
Beyoncé surprised fans in December by releasing her latest album that included 14 new songs and 17 videos and featured some of her most provocative visuals yet.
Although she has received some criticism for the music’s blatant sexuality, the singer said, “I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle.”
She hopes, however, that the message of her music will "empower" people so they can stand up for themselves.
“What I'm really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I'm very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority. We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.”
Read more of Beyoncé’s interview at OUT.com!