The 'Run The World (Girls') singer told Harper's Bazaar UK that being a feminist is natural for her but also appeared to reject the label.
Asked if she is a feminist, Beyoncé said: "'I don't really feel that it's necessary to define it. It's just something that's kind of natural for me.
"I feel like... you know... it's, like, what I live for. I need to find a catchy new word for feminism, right? Like Bootylicious."
Of a recent gig in Egypt, the ex-Destiny's Child singer said: "There were a lot of women in the audience in burkas. They were singing along to 'Irreplaceable' - it was amazing!
"Some of the men got really upset! They were like to their women, 'We have to get you out of
Beyoncé recently recorded four new music videos for tracks from her recent 4 album.
The full Beyoncé feature interview appears in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, on sale August 6.