Beyonce appears nude and covered only in gold and bronze glitter on the cover of Flaunt magazine’s Summer 2013 issue.
The photos were actually shot in 2011 by photographer Tony Duran for use promoting her “4″ album,, but were never used.
Beyonce was asked how she feels about her expanding fan base and how she’s now being grouped with gay icons like Madonna , Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand .
“I’m flattered if I’m in the company of those great women,” she says. “I think they love that we are bold, unafraid to love, and flaunt our sexuality and strength.”