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Solange Knowles Talks Beyonce’s Formation, Motherhood & Redefining Sexy


Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagicSolange covers a range of topics in the new issue of Vogue, in which she talks about her thoughts on Beyonce’s “Formation” video, the hardships of being a working mother and redefining sexy as a married woman.

“I have always had tremendous respect for my sister as an artist, as a woman and now as a mother,” says Solo of her older sister’s new material. “It’s been very interesting to see the impact that video and song have made globally, the connectivity that it had, and the power that it had.”

Solange, who recently tweeted her approval of Bey’s music video, adds, “Honestly, I was just blown away as everyone else, because solidarity means so much, and there are so many different ways to communicate that. I think actually she has always communicated that.”

The singer also shares how she balances her career with raising her 11-year-old son. “As an artist mom, that’s something I think people rarely speak about, but I know it’s something that other female artists face, too: The internal conflict that happens, and how to switch it off — when you’re a mother, it’s challenging,” she says, “I’m really grateful that I’ve found a rhythm, but it took some time to find it.”

Solo is also enjoying keeping it fresh in her marriage. “I’ve been with my current husband going on eight years, and it’s interesting to me how I’ve redefined sexy through my relationship, in terms of becoming the woman that I am now,” she says. “If I had to define sexy now, as Disney as it sounds, I would have to say it’s about complete and utter confidence.”

You can read the full interview online now.

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