9 Times I Wanted To Be Solange Knowles

It’s Cancer season, which means I’ll spend much of the next month listening to my late June- and July-born friends reflect on how it feels to be a year older. My Capricorn self will roll my eyes, but there are some emotional Cancers I really love: like Solange Knowles.

Tomorrow, the woman who somehow manages to make Beyoncé even cooler by relation is turning 31. Solange has never been afraid to share with the world exactly how she feels either directly, through her art, or via a viral leaked video. But rather than feel overwhelmed or annoyed by her open heart, I find her to be extremely inspiring. We’re only two years apart in age and on more than one occasion she has been my real #lifegoals.

So let’s look back at some of the moments that made me actually want to be her. Happy birthday, Solange!

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When she looked like a literal angel on Saturday Night Live.

When Solange made her Saturday Night Live! debut, she did two amazing sets, one of which included her rocking a slicked back ponytail underneath a shiny headpiece in the shape of a halo. It was connected by a series of chains and braids. Black women are connoisseurs of braids, but this took things to a completely new level.

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