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Beyonce Covers Complex: Cover Love

Beyonce’s new album grind is in full swing as the svelte Mrs. Carter covers the Style & Design issue of Complex for August/September 2011. Posing with the work of artist Ebon Heath and shot by Thierry le Goues, she speaks on all things surrounding her new album 4, her much-needed time off, plus a few choice bits about her hubby Jay-Z:

“Jay’s music is more than music. His lyrics have fathered generations,” she says of her husband of three years. “All that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. There are moments when I see his lips moving and I can see lyrics floating above his head and I think, ‘Wow! How did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?’”

Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder,” says a much wiser, more mature Beyoncé, who learned from some early ordeals, including a period of depression during the first breakup of her first group, Destiny’s Child. “I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. People who complain really get on my nerves. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

Read the rest over at Complex.

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