"The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyonce for the cover of Vogue is because Beyonce used her power and influence to get him that assignment," one unnamed source is quoted as telling HuffPost.
The level of control the singer reportedly has over the fashion bible is largely notable because editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has complete control over the publication -- down to the outfits worn on the cover, according to HuffPost.
HuffPost reported that, like her previous September cover in 2015, Beyonce will not be doing an interview.
Beyonce previously covered Vogue in April 2009 and February 2013.
The news comes as speculation continues that the September 2018 issue will be Wintour’s last. Conde Nast, Vogue’s parent company, has repeatedly denied the reports.