Solange Gets Real About Her Teen Pregnancy In An Open Letter To Her Younger Self

Solange Knowles attends the Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week
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It looks like Solange is finally ready to feel those metal clouds! The 30-year-old "Cranes In The Sky" singer just opened up about her teenage pregnancy in an emotional open letter to her younger self for her Teen Vogue cover story.

“Seventeen will be the hardest year of your life. It will grow you up almost immediately,” she writes. “You will lose your best friend whom you love so much to gun violence in a single moment, and give birth to a new one within a year.” 

For those of you who don't know, Knowles lost one of her closest friends Marsai Song in a drive-by shooting, and gave birth to her son, Daniel Julez, just a few months later. 

Despite the more hard-hitting issues, Solange also touches on emotions all 17-year-olds deal with, like self-doubt, anxiety and fear.

“You will be terrified, and it’s ok that you don’t know what the future holds,” she continued. “Some people will count you out because of the decision you’ve made to bring another life into the world so young, but you made the decision out of love and will live with the decision in love. Soon enough you will learn how to love and how to exist with love in ways that you never knew. You will learn how to love yourself and how to empathize with and forgive those who may have taken a bit of that pure love away from you.”

The 30-year-old singer also got real about growing up. While she does believe in the whole "it gets better" rhetoric, she assures her younger self that sometimes, adults are bullies too.

“...Young folks will call you names and grown folks will call you names. It’s ok," she said. "One day you will name yourself, and that name will belong to you. It will not be the ones they ordained: ‘crazy, ugly, attention-seeking, weirdo.’ I really hate to tell you this, but sometimes you will still get called these things as an adult, except you will actually embrace some of them. You will learn that these are just words. Words that only have power if you choose to give them power. Every once in awhile they will hurt, but you will choose to turn those words into a symbol of beauty.”

Read Solange's full letter here.

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