Thursday, August 4, 2011

'Women singing Irreplaceable in burkas was amazing... but their men were upset': Beyonce's memories of her Egyptian concert


Ready for a new decade: Beyonce poses for Harper's Bazaar UK magazine as she prepares to turn 30 next month

With just a month before her big 3-0, Beyonce has been reflecting on an amazing decade.

And as she poses in a stunning new photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar UK magazine, she admits performing in Egypt just two months before the country's uprising started was a memorable experience.

The pop star admitted she found it incredibly moving to see Egyptian women wearing burkas singing along to her female empowerment song Irreplaceable - while many of their male partners standing nearby were obviously unamused.


Red alert: Beyonce talks of her admiration for famous friend Gwyneth Paltrow in the interview


The full interview is in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, which goes on sale Saturday, August 6


Despite protests from ultra-conservative Islamic groups ahead of the gig who did not approve of her risqué outfits and booty-shaking dance moves, the American singer's concert at Port Ghalib on the Red Sea was a roaring success.

She tells the September issue of the magazine: 'There were a lot of women in the audience in burkas. They were singing along to Irreplaceable – it was amazing!


Candid camera: Beyonce turns the camera on herself as she poses in a stunning period bedroom in a little black dress

Now looking forward to her 30s, Beyonce said: 'This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.'

The full interview is in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, which goes on sale Saturday, 6th August.


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