In PART ONE of our exclusive interview with Solange Knowles, the singer opened up to CL’s Angel Laws about motherhood, her new record company Saint Records, as well as how she managed to find herself in the hectic world that is the entertainment industry.
In PART TWO of the exclusive sit down, Solo talks a bit about her travels to Africa – a place that inspired her during the initial process of recording the new album, how she deals with all the negativity she receives on social media and what she does to find peace. Not to mention, Solange tells us whether or not she will be playing Aaliyah or Diana Ross in upcoming biopics.
Check out the rest of the interview above and some quote snippets below:
ON DEALING WITH NEGATIVITY ONLINE:
Apart of me kind of turns an eye to it and then apart of me really feels like the humanization of artists has really been stripped down. I think one of the reasons I actually went off of instagram because I was on there for little awhile was because I would post pictures of my son or my friends and they would be criticizing. My whole thing is that I’m completely fully, capable of handling negativity for myself, but to put that kind of access to negativity behind people who didn’t ask for that was really troubling to me.
ON PLAYING AALIYAH & DIANA IN NEW BIOPICS:
That is really a testament to the bad side of the internet. How things can really just surface and people will believe them wholeheartedly. But never ever have I been approached to play either of them in any kind of way.
ON HOW SHE STAYS FOCUSED:
I actually try my best to find silence at least once a day. Where I just shut off my brain and I just pray. It took me a long time to get to that space because I would do that and my mind would just race a million miles an hour.