It will be a season of mourning for Beyonce fans. The July ESSENCE cover girl said that her hip-gyrating, booty-shaking alter ego, “Sasha Fierce,” is dead. Beyonce has axed Sasha and is turning a new leaf with her upcoming album, “4.”

“I killed off Sasha Fierce. I don’t need her anymore. I am Sasha Fierce,” Beyonce told Dazed and Confused magazine.

Instead of being known for her high-energy dance routines, the singer wants to change her image. “I’m much more interested in showing people the sensitive, the passionate, the compassionate person that I am. More so than Sasha Fierce,” Beyonce said.

Beyonce also has another goal in mind: she wants to become an icon. “Being an icon is my dream. It is the ultimate compliment and it has a lot of responsibilities. I take it very seriously,” she told Dazed and Confused.

Although we will miss Sasha Fierce dearly, we know that Beyonce is evolving and growing as an artist. Beyonce has sheer talent and will not leave her fans disappointed.

RIP Sasha Fierce…