Beyoncé And Jason Collins On Cover Of “Time” 100 Most Influential People Issue


It’s Beyoncé’s world and we’re all just flippin’ our hair in it. Queen Bey covers Time magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People issue, along with Jason Collins, Robert Redford and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Facebook COO and Lean In-er Sheryl Sandberg pens Bey’s profile, praising her for urging women to “be independent and lead.”


Chelsea Clinton writes about her old college chum Jason Collins, whose historic coming out Clinton says “made eminent sense” to her:

Jason’s kindness and fierceness alike derive from that word too often bandied about and too rarely true: integrity. Jason has always maintained he’s first a basketball player. He is. But he’s also a leader and an inspiration. For Michael Sam, Derrick Gordon and others whose names we may never know. And also for those of us lucky enough to be fans — or to call him our friend.

Some of the other influential people on the list include Matthew McConaughey, Kerry Washington, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis and Barack Obama. Miley Cyrus also made the cut and for her profile, her godmother (Dolly Fucking Parton) defends her “drastic” behavior:

She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her. “Wrecking Ball” is a great song. The whole album is great. So I’m hoping that now she can relax and show people how talented she really is. ’Cause the girl can write. The girl can sing. The girl is smart. And she doesn’t have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can’t she do it her way?

Bey would agree.

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Les Fabian Brathwaite is a Brooklyn-based writer equally inspired by James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and Nicki Minaj, otherwise known as The Other Holy Trinity. Follow him on Instagram/Twitter @lefabrat.