You have to see Solange Knowles's 30th birthday celebrations

She had a dramatic photoshoot with her squad at White Sands, New Mexico

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Solange's 30th bday
Photo: saintrecords/Instagram

Solange Knowles celebrated her big 30 on 24 June and her long list of accomplishments was shared in a caption on Instagram, ending with "Just really getting started." She also wrote a touching message for her fans.

"Don't eveeer let anyone write your story for you [sic]," she wrote. "They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this thing we call life. So much gratitude for all of your wishes. So much gratitude for love. So much gratitude for freedom. So much gratitude for life."

After announcing that she was going to "take a note from Paris Hilton and have four parties", Solange went on a trip with her gal pals to the White Sands in New Mexico. Giving us pleat goals with her Self-Portrait dress and other outfits from AWAVEAWAKE, Solange frolicked in the sand dunes and took plenty of editorial-worthy photos.

See them here. Be in awe. Re-plan your next birthday celebrations.


A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on



A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on



A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on



I'll never forget

A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on




A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on

Her friends also wrote appreciation posts in her honour.


Dear Solange, 21. we met on a conference call and I thought you were high but later realized you were just a slow ass talker 22. We ate mad sushi and became sisters 23. I drove the getaway car for Keisha crazy. 24. Julez became my heart. 25 You threatened to leave LA. 26 you broke my heart and actually left LA. also we made one of the best pieces of art I've ever made in South Africa, so that made up for the move. 27 introduced me to the beauty of Nola and I caught 2 cocunuts at Zulu. 28 you married your soul mate and literally threw the best celebration of history. 29 we danced through those Havana streets as people threw buckets of cleansing water on us from their windows on New Years. But really it was just tap water... 30 you made it! And I no longer have to hear your insane theories about dying in your twenties. I don't like those at all... All that to say thank you for coming into my life and sharing this past decade with me. I love you from that treehouse in Sweden to the White Sands of New Mexico. You are my soul sister, my sanity, the other pea in this pod. Happy mothafuckin birthday Solo!!! I can't wait to spend the next decade talking revolutions, throwing shade, and leaving footprints round the world!!!

A video posted by Melina Matsoukas (@msmelina) on




Birthday girl sittin on top of the world💁🏽💁🏽🍾🍾 #realcameragram #solosbdaydesertfrolick

A photo posted by Amber Venerable (@avenerable) on


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