Solange Knowles Talks Music & Parenting in Complex June/July 2013

Posted Tuesday June 11, 2013 2:28 PM GMT

Proving to be more than just the little sister of Beyonce, Solange Knowles rocked the cover of Complex magazine's June/July 2013 issue.

While striking a few poses for JUCO, the 26-year-old songstress dished about sticking to her philosophy of music and mothering an eight-year-old.

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Miss Knowles' interview below. For more, be sure to visit Complex!

On her breaking point with her former label Interscop-Geffen-A&M:
"I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn't the one paying for it. And they didn't fully trust me to make them. Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle."

On looking up to her parents:
"I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits. She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees.i have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it's really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen."

On keeping her up with motherly duties:
"When I'm home, I'm just straight mommin' it. School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. you have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control."

Photo Credit: JUCO for Complex

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