‘I often lose opportunities because I want ownership of my body’ – Solange

The release of third album A Seat at the Table asserted her credentials as a wholly original creative force, a raw talent operating beyond the range of older sister Beyoncé’s far-reaching shadow.

But while Solange Knowles basks in the glow of critical and commercial success – her album topped the US Billboard 200 following its long-awaited release in September 2016 – she admits her desire to assert control over all aspects of her career has often hindered her popularity.

Speaking to Evening Standard magazine, the 31-year old singer, whose oeuvre recently extended to visual art with an exhibition at New York’s Tate Modern, believes her independent spirit has impacted on her progression.

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