With shared ownership of the ‘Queen Of Pop’ title, Beyonce & Madonna stand as two of the only entertainers to enjoy Pop superstardom and critical praise.
So, in acknowledging her competitor’s outstanding run in the industry, Beyonce has praised the ‘Evita‘ star in her spread with ‘The Gentlewoman‘,opening up on why she feels the world needs more women like her.
On the icon, B shared:
“When I recorded 4, I decided it’s OK. I’m going to be independent. I just have memories of when there was no air conditioning in the new building and we didn’t have an office, and it was like camping. It was like, ‘If you want to be a part of this, you got to grind it out.’ It’s a different level of commitment, because it comes from love and respect, and that’s how I try to lead. I think about Madonna and how she took all of the great things she achieved an started the label and developed other artists. But there are not enough of those women.”
“Now I’m controlling my content, controlling my brand and archiving it for my daughter and making sure she has it and she respects it. You see Puffy and you see my husband and you see these male artists that become moguls, and the female artists might become legends, but there’s not enough of us that become moguls. And I think there are many ways to get there.”