Beyoncé will cover the September issue of Vogue and according to reports, the pop superstar will be given “unprecedented control” over her cover.
The Queen Bey will be given total control over her photos on the cover and inside the magazine, as well as captions which she will write out in long-form.
Beyoncé undoubtedly has a lot of pull when it comes to being in control, which is why it’s not shocking to hear that she chose the photographer for Vogue’s September cover. She’s behind Vogue hiring the first black photographer to shoot a cover for the publication in its 126-year history, hand-picking 23-year-old Atlanta-raised, New York City-based photographer Tyler Mitchell.
“The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is because Beyoncé used her power and influence to get him that assignment,” a source said.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has usually retained complete control over each issue of Vogue, going so far as to select the outfits worn by cover stars, giving those who appear on the cover almost no control on the final product. Beyoncé, however, is obviously no ordinary cover star.