Solange Sizzles In Sky-High Stilettos For Her “Hot On Her Heels” Complex Pictorial
Solange is so sexy on the cover of Complex magazine’s June/July summer issue. Wearing nothing but red-hot swimsuits (and in one photo, a flaming pair of leather hot pants) the 26-year-old songstress lets her afro flow and talks about breaking from her record label on her latest EP, True.
“I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it,” Solange confessed. “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. (I) split with the label and later that year leaked a song called ’Fuck the Industry (Signed Sincerely).’”
For Solange, that independent spirit that allows her to be on an independent label runs in her blood. “It’s an independent label, so with that creative independence comes some financial independence (laughs). I had to get very creative with how I was gonna pull it all together. Having an intimate team makes you much more resourceful. It comes out the way you want it to, and there’s not a committee of thinkers and observers,” she continued.”I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuit. 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.”
That bloodline continues with Solange’s 8-year-old son Juelz. “When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” she says. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.”
Click here to read the full interview and check out Solange’s sexy spread below. Is this diva hot in heels?