Beyoncé, the biggest pop star in the world, granted Garage Magazine an interview, in which they seemed to ask her a whole lot about nothing, and she gave them a whole ltot of nothing in return.

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In the chat, the artist who made “Formation” and saluted the Black Panthers’ 50th anniversary during the Super Bowl halftime show last month (spawning innumerable think pieces, of course) didn’t mention the song or her rumored new project once. Instead she, via Garage quotes published by Billboard—you have to download an app to read the whole story and that’s a bit too much—admits that she’s “most drawn to painting and photography.” Her mother Ms. Tina groomed her to admire great art and artists so she enjoys exploring new galleries in each country she visits and is “really into the work of Kara Walker, Tracey Emin, Aaron Young, and Donald Judd.”

Also: Beyoncé loves being her own boss at Parkwood Entertainment and wants her “younger fans to read What Will It Take To Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”

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And Ms. Tina is Beyoncé’s (along with most Instagram users’) biggest hero, from whom she learned confidence, gratefulness and how to be a mother. And of course, Blue is her favorite color and person. Sorry Jay.

“Out of everything I’ve accomplished, my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue.”

We know Beyoncé is an international superstar who doesn’t have to do interviews anymore. But if only she had said something, anything, about the specific context of her recent art and maybe her next album, which may not appear on the Internet in the middle of the night sometime soon and shock us all to death.


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