Hopefully, Vogue approved these pictures with Beyonce’s publicist before publishing them. Otherwise, they should be expecting a “polite” email to take them down, similar to the one asking Buzz Feed to remove those unflattering photos from the Super Bowl. If her publicist didn’t like these Patrick Demarchelier-snapped photos, she’s clearly blind, because Beyonce is gorgeous in these photos.

Vogue stylist Camilla Nickerson (love her) does an impeccable job dressing the “Irreplaceable” singer in looks by Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta to name a few. The 31-year-old singer is the perfect choice to grace Vogue’s Power Issue cover, especially after that energetic Super Bowl performance. The only thing, I’m not crazy about the shoot is that hairstyle. While Janet Jackson rocked it, in her “Love Will Never Do Without You” music video from the 90s, it’s a bit dated here. Perhaps a mixture of this look and other coiffed masterpieces would’ve served the shoot better.

Inside the issue, Bey opens up about her daughter Blue Ivy, her decision to split with her father as her business manager, reading disparaging comments about her on websites and her upcoming album. In addition, she gets a nice little shout out from her BFF Gwyneth Paltrow. Check it out below.

“When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I’ve ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

On Giving Birth To Blue Ivy

“I felt very maternal around eight months. And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . . . But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.”

On Letting Her Father Go As Her Business Manager

“My soul has been tarnished… My father taught me so much about being a businesswoman. And I’m understanding him a lot now… A lot of the crazy things he did were necessary.”

On Avoiding The Comments Sections On Websites

“Don’t scroll down! You’re definitely going to get your feelings hurt.”

On Her Family Life

“I feel like I have something that has grounded me so much more. Family has always been important. I’ve always had my mother and my father and my husband. But it’s just… Life is so much more than… It’s not defined by any of this.”

For more Beyonce in Vogue, head over to www.vogue.com.