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Solange Flaunts Fro On Essence: “I Knew Being 100 Percent Wholeheartedly Me Was Going To Pay Off!”

Submitted by on April 7, 2014 – 4:14 pmNo Comment

Solange is a natural beauty on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Essence. The 27-year-old songstress shows off her natural hair, in addition to musicians Ledisi and Erykah Badu (who each have their own cover), for the magazine’s beauty issue.

“I always knew that being 100 percent wholeheartedly me was going to pay off,” says Solange, who rocks her natural hair.

Added Badu: “Beauty looks like encouragement, patience, acceptance, forgiveness, carefulness, and compassion. Beauty is spiritual and physical.”

In the exclusive behind-the-scenes video below shot during the cover shoot for the magazine, Solange dished about being called a style icon. “A lot of times I don’t feel very deserving of that title, because it is such a rotation of inspiration that I get from… so many people,” she admitted. “I interpret my style the best way I can, and I feel so appreciative that it’s celebrated on that level.”

Solange also confessed to being inspired each and every day by her 9-year-old son Daniel Julez Smith Jr. “Seeing that conviction and honesty with everything he does absolutely has made me a better person,” she explained. “Motherhood is such an evolving journey.”

As her son gets older, Solange says her method of parenting must also evolve. “You really have to shape and mold your morals and values around that personality that has come into itself.”

Go behind-the-scenes with the cover girls of Essence‘s Summer Beauty issue below. What do you think about the natural hair movement and which May cover girl is your favorite: Solange, Erykah, or Ledisi?

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