Add one more accomplishment to Beyonce‘s busy 2013: the cover of GQ magazine.
GQ releases the “real version” of their February issue, which Beyoncé covers. Yesterday (Jan. 8), an Instagram photo of the cover leaked online. On the cover, Beyonce rocks a more-than-midriff baring crop top and leopard-print panties. The sexy shot teases the magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century” — a list sure to feature Queen Bey’ prominently. The photo makes her the second female singer in months to grace the men’s magazine’s cover, with Rihanna landing a pictorial in the Men of the Year issue in November.
The issue comes as Beyonce gears up for her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3 and the anticipated release of new music, her first since 2011 album “4” — and becoming mom to daughter Blue Ivy, who celebrated her first birthday on Jan. 7. GQ will release all the photos from the cover story on Tuesday, January 15.
“I’m sure there will probably be a couple records you hear before the Super Bowl gets here,” producer The-Dream previously told Billboard. The-Dream, who’s “involved in every part of the process” behind the new album, joins expected collaborators such as Ne-Yo and Miguel, who revealed a photo of himself and Beyonce in the studio together in October.