Bey Reps for Texas, Baby!

Beyoncé saddles up in sultry country looks for Essence.

Posted: 06/08/2011 03:29 PM EDT
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Getting back to her roots, Beyoncé slides into several sexy cowgirl looks in the latest issue of Essence. The cover story, titled “Eat Play Love,” features the singer detailing how she indulged in the simpler things in life during her year-long hiatus. Bey reveals that, along with a few international excursions, she spent time cooking, hanging out with her hubby, Jay-Z, and picking up her nephew from school. The story is accompanied by sultry shots of the Houston, Texas, native in cool country looks.


In the lead shot, Beyoncé looks right at home wearing a cowboy hat while eating southern treats and drinking sweet tea. Another shot shows the star commanding the camera with a fierce glare while holding a lasso and rocking chaps. “The concept of the rodeo took me back to my days growing up in Houston, Texas,” Bey says. Of course the star managed to let her inner diva shine through in a barn shot, where she strikes a pose in an Emilio Pucci dress.


Blending both her soft and sensual side, Bey strips down in an old-fashioned metal tub with just one leg peeking out for her steamiest look. Her messy blonde hair is gathered into a large braid, adding to her buffalo girl beauty.


Beyoncé’s fourth studio album 4 hits shelves June 28.

(Photos: Essence Magazine)

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