Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Love her or hate her, you can’t deny that Beyoncé is a beast when it comes to handling her business and promoting her worldwide brand. Whether she is “turnin it” in the L’Oreal True Match commercial or sealing the deal with Pepsi, Bey has always been fiercely protective of her image and empire.

So it’s not surprising that The “Life is But a Dream” star has landed on the cover of another magazine. This time it’s for the überly sexy U.K. magazine The Gentlewoman.

Inside, the 31-year old MILF, strikes a pose for noted photographer Alasdair McLellan while talking about her desire to pass along all that she has learned and accomplished to her baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.

“I’m controlling my content, controlling my brand and archiving it for my daughter and making sure she has it and she respects it but there’s not enough of us that become moguls. And I think there are many ways to get there.”

Check out the rest of  Mrs. Carter’s photos below courtesy of her Tumblr page: