Beyonce covers GQ’s 100 Sexiest Women Of The 21st Century issue | Photos x BTS Video

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In the run up to her mega-performance during February’s Super Bowl half-time show, Beyoncé is taking the ball and running with it as she covers GQ magazine’s new issue as the sexiest woman of the 21st century. Showing off her amazing figure on the front cover of the men’s publication, Queen B talks about the Super Bowl, her upcoming HBO documentary and her new album.

Speaking on her new album and what we can expect, R&B lovers will be pleased to hear that the singer is enlisting the help from a host of great talent in an effort to bring back the R&B sound from the 90’s. “I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream,” she announces. “We all started in the ’90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us.”

The singer also opens up about how important performing is to her, and how she didn’t know what to do with herself while she was pregnant. “I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it,” she says. “Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.”

With her Super Bowl performance happening next month, Beyoncé likens herself to an athlete saying, “One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete. You know how they sit down and watch whoever they’re going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”

For the cover of the February issue of the men’s magazine, Beyoncé keeps in theme with her much anticipated half-time performance as she dons a heavily cropped, blue sports jersey for the photoshoot, pairing it with nothing else but red, leopard print underwear with added zip detailing and a few gold chains. B has her pose down pat, showing of her amazing figure with a sexier image than we’re used to from her, but somehow she still manages to look like the (super hot) girl-next-door with subtle make up and casual hair.

In the rest of the Terry Richardson shoot, Beyoncé wears more jerseys and underwear, also posing alongside a football helmet and singing playfully into a toy microphone.

The February issue hits newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, January 22, but you can read the full interview here.

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