Beyonce Lounges On The Cover Of ‘Essence’

Becky Bain | June 1, 2011 5:15 pm

Though Beyonce sharpens her claws when talking about a former almost-flame on her new track “Best Thing I Never Had”, the pop star is all smiles on the cover of Essence magazine’s July issue. In the cover story, Bey promotes her fourth studio album 4 and discusses “the year that changed my life” – could that be the year she met husband and collaborator Jay-Z? The year she broke off from Destiny’s Child to become her own chart topping solo act? Leave your best guesses in the comments.