Anna Wintour is not leaving US Vogue any time soon, Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg said in a statement to Women's Wear Daily yesterday, addressing rumors that this year's September issue might be her last.
Representatives for Beyonce and U.S. Vogue have refused to comment on the report.
While the initial report was broken by Page Six, which revealed that the singer would be the subject of the upcoming cover after previously gracing it in 2015.
Queen Bey has been allowed to make her decisions regarding the September cover for Vogue.
A source noted that Wintour usually books fashion photographers with traditional experience, and would not have selected Mitchell for the cover shoot.
"The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is because Beyoncé used her power and influence to get him that assignment", a source told Huffington Post.
The Crazy In Love singer and her husband Jay-Z are now on their On The Run II tour, having turned the European leg of the concert into a family vacation.
Speaking about his campaign for American Eagle, Mitchell added: 'I do look at myself as a black American and equally as a symbol at the center of this country. "There is an honest gaze to my photos".