Musiq Soulchild Encourages Black Women to Find Their Own Happiness

The singer says self-sufficiency is the key to a joyous life. 

Posted: 03/31/2011 06:10 PM EDT
Musiq Soulchild

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As soul crooner Musiq Soulchild preps for his sixth studio album, MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ, to release in May, he took a moment to share his love for Black women. Independent Black women, to be exact. The singer, who’s known for hits like “Love,” “Forthenight” and “Sobeautiful,” revealed to us that his sweetheart, a woman who remains nameless, is from the West Coast. When asked what he adores about Black women, he answered: "Well, without stating the obvious,” he says with a sneaky smile, “I love the strength of women. Our [male] strength is more physical strength. Women have emotional strength and there’s nothing like it.”

Musiq encourages Black women to realize that happiness is a personal pursuit. “No one can make you happy. No one can help you grow in life more than you can. I can love you to death, but I can only go so far. I can inspire and encourage you as much as I can, but when you play an active role to find that self-security and that self-worth, it makes the difference,” he says with emphasis. “So, I love when [Black] women say, “You know what, let me go on ahead and make this thing happen.”

Truer words have never been spoken.  

 

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