Solange Knowles had the support of her husband Alan Ferguson and son Daniel Smith Jr at Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The singer was honored at the event, which was hosted by hosted by “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson.
During her acceptance speech, Solange doled out some advice to young black girls. She said, “When I was a young girl, I was searching and searching and searching for language to articulate who I was and what I felt like inside and I wanna tell the young black girls who might be watching out here that I’m still searching,” the Rock Star honoree said. “And I don’t always have it. Don’t always have it figured out. There have days when I feel very insecure and I feel like I failed. There are days when I feel so [expletive] weird and alone but I get up and I want you to know that you can and will to. Just know that you can always rise.”
Black Girls Rock! will air on August 22 on BET.