#secretprojectrevolution maverick Madonna, Queen of Everything, graces the glossy cover of Harper’s Bazaar this November.
Though she’s been teasing the photo shoot for months on Instagram (styled by Terry Richardson, of barely legal sexploitation fame), this is the first time we’ve actually gotten a glimpse of the real deal.
A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, many of those words are “YASSSS, MADONNA! YOU LOOK SO GOOD! OH MY GOD, YASSSSS!” She looks like the baddest boss bitch in town. But then, doesn’t she always?
The cover story will undoubtedly focus on Madge’s newly founded Art For Freedom project, which encourages up-and-coming artists to flaunt their politically-minded creative works in the name of freedom, as well as her successful Hard Candy Fitness franchise across the world. She’ll probably toss in a reference to Kabbalah at some point, some probable kale talk and, hopefully, maybe even some music. (Who knows? Perhaps she’ll even share her thoughts on Cher too.)
UPDATE: The full cover story has arrived and, as promised by the tagline “Madonna by Madonna,” it’s a full-on Madonna affair. This is probably the closest we’ll get to a Madonna autobiography. Rather than going through a Q&A with a stranger, she navigates us through her life story — all tied around the common theme: Truth Or Dare — or really, just dare. The underlying message (and truth) is that she’s always opted to be daring in life — because what’s the point in living any other way? It’s an inspirational, important read that doesn’t serve as shameless promo for anything other than leading your best life.
UPDATE: Six HQ photos from the shoot have just surfaced.
Freedom is an asset.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN.
Photos and styling credits via Madonnarama.