Solange has hit a career stride thanks to her unbridled artistry and fearless igniting of necessary conversation.
But while celebrated for these traits, she’s revealed in a new interview that blazing that trail has come at a cost. Literally.
Speaking with Evening Standard magazine, which she covers in fashion, the 31-year-old said:
“To be honest, owning my body this year was really important to me.
That can mean a lot of things. That can be in physical form — wanting to have control over my physical body — and also wanting to have control in the way it is presented to the world.
And it isn’t always easy. I often lose opportunities based on my will to want to navigate through that ownership of my body in the most authentic way.
And I really kind of attained a lot of that from my mother.”
In an industry where so many acts – new and established – are doing any and everything to get by (at expense of their credibility), it’s awesome to see Solange finally getting her dues for marching to the beat of her own drum.
It took a minute to “click” with the masses. But it did and should serve as an inspiring narrative to many an artist trying to find their footing.