Vogue's September issue is the most anticipated editions of the year. A few weeks ago, Beyoncé made headlines for making it to the cover of Vogue. But, she isn't a stranger to the magazine as she has appeared in it twice, giving detailed interviews.
This September issue captures Bey in her most camera-friendly moments, but the cover is only a cascading photo feature, lacking an interview and quotes from the singer herself. Reason? Mrs. Carter has reportedly stopped giving personal interviews for a year now.
Pulitzer Prize winning writer Margo Jefferson told New York Times, "It was definitely posed to me as...call it a think piece if you want. I had no contact with her camp."
The newspaper also stated that the "Halo" singer's presence lingers all over media, but Beyoncé herself hasn't commented or stated anything. "In her not-talking mode, she has appeared on the covers of, and in lavish photo shoots, for Time, Out, CR Fashion Book and T: The New York Times Style Magazine. For these magazines, working around a silent star has required dexterity," the New York Times article read.
What is the reason behind Beyoncé's silence for the past year?
Jefferson stated that the "7/11" star studies every interview she gives and has perhaps realised "that they do not contribute as dazzlingly to the portrait of Beyoncé as the other stuff. It's a perfectly reasonable decision," New York Times reports.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Beyoncé is keeping mum because of the flak she received after the "Good Morning America" show.The singer created a hype about a "big announcement" for days. While the beyhive got excited, the news was only about her partnership with vegan meal plan, reported E!
Celeb Dirty Laundry speculated that Beyoncé's reticence could be a result of her "mental health issues". The article referred to Bey's bizarre body language when she attended a Basketball game with husband Jay-Z in 2014.
Nevertheles, some writers have celebrated the singer's rejection of interviews. Yale professor Daphne A Brooks said that Beyoncé has managed to stamp her authority and power, while keeping her private life hidden from the media glare, something that African-American women usually cannot afford.
"She's been able to reach this level of stardom in which she's managed — in a way that I really think is unique even among other black women entertainers -- hyper-visibility and inaccessibility simultaneously," she said.