Here’s Why Tina Lawson Is Bragging About Solange
Tina Lawson is extremely happy right now. While she has enough to brag about–she gave the world Beyonce and Solange after all–the Texas native is over the moon about her youngest daughter’s latest achievement.
Mama Tina took to Instagram Wednesday night to praise Solange for having the number one album in the country.
“Oh my goodness I just found out my Baby has the Number one album in the whole country,” Lawson wrote. “How friggin amazing is that !!!!!! I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooooo poud of you Solo!”
Oh my goodness I just found out my Baby has the Number one album in the whole country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How friggin amazing is that !!!!!! I’m sooooooooooooookoooooooooooo poud of you Solo! I am so happy to see that the world can finally see what I’ve seen since you were three years old. That you were really special that you were ahead of your time and that you walked to the beat of your own drum and that you stuck to it no matter how much shit people talked.. I knew it ! When you walked thru Sharpstown mall with Angie and everybody was laughing because you had on those platform shoes and Japanese prints stockings and mixed prints braids down past your buttyou didn’t care!
Though it looks like Solange’s album will actually be number two on the Billboard 200 charts, a A Seat at the Table, dropped last Friday to critical acclaim. The project–which the singer has been working on for four years–has been described as incredibly vulnerable, unapologetically Black, and woke.
Lawson also makes an appearance on the project, giving a powerful monologue about the beauty of being Black.
“I think part of it is accepting that it’s so much beauty in being Black. And that’s the thing that I guess I get emotional about, because, I’ve always known that. I’ve always been proud to be Black. Never wanted to be nothing else, loved everything about it,” Lawson said on her younger daughter’s new album. “It’s such beauty in Black people, and it really saddens me when we’re not allowed to express that pride in being Black. And that if you do then it’s considered anti-white. No, you’re just pro-Black. And that’s okay.”
Solange has always marched to a different drummer. Between her fearless style, sonic creativity, and commitment to fighting injustice, it’s no wonder fans helped push A Seat at the Table to the top.