Solange Knowles Insists She Doesn't Want To Be Like Beyonce
Singer Solange Knowles insists she has no desire to reach superstar status like her older sister Beyonce.
She explains, "I also hear, 'You don't get enough respect...you don't get enough love.' And I always tell those people that I'm getting your love. And to me that's enough. As long as I'm artistically free, my son is able to go to the best schools and financially we are good that's all that matters."
Solange suffered a mini mental "breakdown" while recording new tracks for her upcoming album because her search for perfection made her "lose it."
The star recently revealed she holed herself up in a house in Santa Barbara, California for an entire month with just her musician pals for company to work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2008's Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.
But Knowles admits the intense process made her go a little crazy.
She tells Vibe.com, "There was definitely a little bit of a breakdown involved. I literally gave up my sanity for a while to do this record. To the point to where I started doing it in Santa Barbara and I had to relocate to L.A. because I was losing it. We literally were waking up in the morning and just making music all day and all night. We left the house maybe three times!
"It just started to wear on me in so many different ways. I started having these crazy panic attacks. I can say that I totally sacrificed so much mentally, emotionally and financially to get this record the way I wanted it to be. It's more than an album to me. It's a transitional time in my life. This is a dance record, but the lyrics can get pretty dark at times."