"Beyonce has insisted that girls 'run the world' and declared, 'I'm not bossy, I'm the boss.' She raises her voice both on and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead."
Beyonce's cover isn't the only one on offer. However, the others - actor Robert Redford, Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay athlete, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra - are much more conservative.
While it's all very well and good that Bey is all over the cover of Time's most iconic annual issue, it does make us a little sad that she had to do it in her knickers.
But how does the former Destiny's Child frontwoman feel? "[Being in Time is] something important for me as an artist because it's not about fashion or beauty or music; it's about the influence I've had on culture," said Bey, with no mention of her undergarments.
"To be among the other influential people is a huge honour for me."
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