The big day is here! Beyoncé’s album 4 officially hit stores today, and we haven’t been able to get enough of the honey lately (can you tell?). Luckily Essence is answering the call for more of their July 2011 cover girl and released some outtakes from her cool ranch photo shoot.
Who else do you know can look that sexy in a pile of hay, a tub in a field, on a horse in a pile of hay, posing in the tub and on a horse? In the extra images, we see more of the Queen tackling each scenario as she nails pin-up perfection and laid-back country chic.
And if you haven’t picked up the actual issue in which Beyoncé pens her very first cover story, "Eat, Play, Love," and in her own words shares how a nine-month break and life's simple pleasures reignited her creativity and renewed her soul, do that on your way to snag her new album!
(Photos: Essence Magazine)