14/08/2014 12:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Beyonce Covers Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2014 Issue In Her Underwear

Hurrah! Beyonce has scored the cover of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2014 issue, but hold on, she's in her bra and pants. It's the GQ February 2013 cover all over again!

The new issue, which heralds Queen Bey as a leading figure among Hilary Clinton, Pharrell Williams, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pope Francis and... Miley Cyrus. Yup. We guess she did single-handedly make it borderline acceptable for white girls to twerk, and if that's not influential we don't know what is.

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"Beyonce doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one," writes CEO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg in the issue.

"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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