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Not only is Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, a fashion icon, a recording artist, and songwriter, but she is first and foremost a devoted mother to her 9-year-old son, Daniel Julez Smith, Jr. And his personality has not only inspired Solange, but changed her for the better.

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“One of the things that I think that stands out the most is just the fearlessness that I see everyday in him and that comes across in me and my work,” she says in exclusive behind-the-scenes interview from the set of her May issue of Essence cover shoot. “Seeing that just conviction and honestly with everything he does, absolutely has made me a better person.”

The 27-year-old — who often remains private about her personal life — spoke candidly about motherhood and her son, whom she had when she was just 18. And we have to admit, we love how real and open she is about it.

“You find that the older your children get, and the more that they become who they are, you really have to kind of shape and mold your morals and values around that personality,” Solange adds. And Solange has done her fair share of shaping her morals and values around her son. Just this past summer, the singer canceled her tour in order to spend time with Julez. She also decided to raise him in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is currently recording her fourth album under her very own record label, Saint Records.

We’re so happy to see that Solange’s son has not only inspired her to be a better person, but sparked her creativity as well! Oh, the power of motherhood!

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