So the "Mrs. Carter" world tour is kicking off in just a few weeks and still no word on a new single or a new album and I'm growing very impatient. Instead, we're getting lots of other things that she's cooked up like covers and photo shoots for the likes of British Vogue magazine.

Inside, Beyonce keeps the female empowerment and woman equality her main focus. Below you can check out the cover as well as another snap from the photo shoot.

On being called a feminist:
That word can be very extreme, but I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman… I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept. But I’m happily married. I love my husband.
On her role as wife, and mother:
I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been. It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do.’ The purpose of my body became completely different.
On Blue Ivy following in the footsteps of her famous parents:
I definitely want my daughter to have goals and drive and passion, it has to be a balance.

Lovely. It kind of has a retro feel to it....and I like it!