Beyonce's Naked Body Covered In Gold Glitter For Flaunt Magazine's Summer Issue

July 11th, 2013 3:04pm EDT

Beyonce All that glitters is gold -- and in this case it's also Beyonce, who appears nude and covered only in gold and bronze glitter on the cover of Flaunt magazine's Summer 2013 issue.

The photos were actually shot in 2011 by photographer Tony Duran for use promoting her "4" album, according to Britain's Daily Mail, but were never used.

The "Crazy In Love" singer discussed a number of topics -- from her gay fan base to what her favorite kind of... stain is (it's "milk").

Bey was asked how she feels about her expanding fan base and how she's now being grouped with gay icons like Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Judy Garland.

"I'm flattered if I'm in the company of those great women," she says. "I think they love that we are bold, unafraid to love, and flaunt our sexuality and strength."

The singer came under fire earlier this year from a New York Times food critic, among others, who asked why stars promote soda after she signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi last fall and even helped promote kids fitness campaign "Let's Move."

Beyonce addressed her critics and basically put them in their place -- right there with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's failed soda ban.

"Pepsi is a brand I've grown up seeing my heroes collaborate with. The company respects musicians and artistry," she says. "I wouldn't encourage any person, especially a child, to live life without balance. When you work out, take care of your body, rehearse as hard as I rehearsed in the commercial, I think it's great to have a Pepsi or Diet Pepsi when you want one. It's all about choices."

Everything in moderation.

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Photo Credits: Tony Duran for Flaunt

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