Despite Success Of Her Album, Solange Says She Still Loses Out On Opportunities For An Unfortunate Reason

October 19, 2017  |  

Despite the success and critical acclaim of her last album, Solange still doesn’t always have a seat at the table. In fact, the authenticity she brought to her latest body of work isn’t always appreciated in other circles, and her unwillingness to bend on the way her image is presented has caused her to miss out on opportunities, the singer says.

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Solange explained, “[O]wning 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.”

We saw firsthand how meticulous the 31-year-old can be when it comes to imagery from the visuals that accompanied A Seat at the Table. But while Solange had complete control over that project, in other areas people have attempted to strip her of some of that ownership. And she’s not having it.

“It isn’t always easy,” the wife and mother said of demanding control. “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.”

Whatever opportunities Solange has lost, she’s more than made up for by being in charge of her narrative and her physical being. And with the singer leading nominations for the upcoming Soul Train Awards — she nabbed seven, including a nom in the category for song of the year for “Cranes in the Sky — we’re happy to see her work being appreciated by the people it was made for: us.

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