“I needed some time to live. I’ve been signed to the same label since I was 12 years old and never had more than a month and a half off since I was 13. I’ve worked so hard for so many years and just felt like, ‘Well, why not?’”
Read more about Beyoncé and new album 4 as well as her time away from the music industry in the July issue of Dazed & Confused, out now.
“Ahead of her fourth solo album, Sharif Hamza shoots one of the biggest stars on the planet, wearing special one-off creations by Gareth Pugh, Tom Ford, Riccardo Tisci, Stefano Pilati, Haider Ackermann and Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.”