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Solange Knowles has a love-hate relationship with the Internet and explained why during a recent interview with blog ConcreteLoop.com.
The mother of 7-year-old Julez Smith said she deleted her Instagram account because of cyber bullies.
“A part of me kind of turns an eye to it and then a part of me really feels like the humanization of artists has really been stripped down,” she said. “I think one of the reasons I actually went off of Instagram, because I was on there for little awhile, was because I would post pictures of my son or my friends and they would be criticizing.”
“My whole thing is that I’m completely, fully, capable of handling negativity for myself, but to put that kind of access to negativity behind people who didn’t ask for that was really troubling to me,” she added.
Solange also went on to address the rumors that she will be playing Diana Ross as well as the late Aaliyah in upcoming biopics.
“That is really a testament to the bad side of the Internet. How things can really just surface and people will believe them wholeheartedly,” the singer said. “But never ever have I been approached to play either of them in any kind of way.”
So how does Beyonce’s little sister deal with all the negatively from begin in the public eye?
“I actually try my best to find silence at least once a day. Where I just shut off my brain and I just pray,” she said. “It took me a long time to get to that space because I would do that and my mind would just race a million miles an hour.”