Vanity Fair is taking a step in a different direction for November 2013. They’ve been Jay Z -ed. Yes, the magazine has chosen Jay Z as their cover star this month with a “rags to riches” story told within. Shot by Mario Testino, Jay Z wears the dinner jacket style for Vanity Fair that we’ve come to know as one of his favourites over the years. Is it wrong to openly admit we would have been much more excited by this cover had it featured both Jay Z and his wife Beyonce? Or is that all a little too People Magazine? No, no, it would be for People if it also included a picture of Baby Blue Ivy, who, by the way, listens to and loves her parents’ recent albums. Hmmmm.
Anyway, this is not Jay Z’s first cover for Vanity Fair. The singer actually covered Vanity Fair back in 2007 alongside Bono for a special Issue on Africa.