While reading a review of Beyonce and Jay Z’s 2018 summer tour, On the Run II, I noticed something interesting. New York magazine reports that their current marriage dynamic has Bey on top — even with their fans.
“Beyonce does a lot of the work of repairing her husband’s image for him by playing the doting alpha wife while he plays her inferior,” they report, adding, “Anytime she would leave him with the stage and her band (the same genius marching ensemble from Beychella) to himself to perform his 4:44 songs, especially its title track, her fans — the overwhelming majority of the crowd this time compared to the first tour — took a seat.”
In other words, whenever Bey had an outfit change, fans sat down. Ouch. Also, just as we suspected. Most people were there to see Queen B, with or without her husband. Proving she could have basically ruined his image permanently if she hadn’t publicly forgiven him for cheating with whoever the hell Becky was. That’s all.
Both had released their sides of the story of what happened to their marriage, Beyonce on Lemonade and Jay in response on his apologetic 4:44. This year, they made their Love Is Everything album together, proving they saved their union, but let's not forget that Bey’s the real star here.
Meanwhile, she also got Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to grant her “unprecedented control” over the magazine’s September issue, which hits newsstands August 14. A sneak peek was posted on Instagram today.
For the cover shoot, Beyonce hired 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell, making him the first black photographer to shoot a cover in Vogue’s history. Instead of an interview, Beyonce wrote extra long captions to the photos, and had full control of the final edit. Of course she did.
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