This cover marks the second Essence cover of the the year for the 31-year-old actor, who is currently promoting his upcoming HBO film Fahrenheit 451.
Michael shared the cover on his Instagram account and wrote:
S/O to the baby oil lady! She did her thang on this one 😂. Honored to grace the cover of @essence for the 2nd time this year. Issue hits stands 5/25.
On the cover, Essence calls him ‘Our Fave Bae’ and we agree!