The 'Love On Top' singer flaunted her toned torso in the stunning image by Terry Richardson, which has now been officially released by the publication after leaking online yesterday (January 9).
"If you've been anywhere near the Internet in the last day, you have heard talk of Beyoncé being on our February 2013 cover," GQ said. "Well, the rumour is true... you're welcome."
In other images from the shoot, a bespectacled Beyoncé sings in a luxury lounge wearing just socks, undies and an open shirt, and shows off body jewellery while posing with a footballer's helmet, a reference to her upcoming performance at this year's Super Bowl.
Beyoncé posted this picture to announce her Super Bowl appearance
Speaking to the magazine for its "100 sexiest women of the 21st century" issue, Beyonce declared: "Equality is a myth... let's face it, money gives men the power to run the show.
"It gives men the power to define value. They define what's sexy. And men define what's feminine. It's ridiculous."
Beyoncé also admitted in GQ that she knows she is "more powerful than [her] mind can even digest", and revealed that she approaches her live shows "like an athlete".