Some of the things she discussed with the editors were self-esteem issues, and how Tina Knowles made her feel comfortable in the skin she’s in.
“There’s so much peer pressure growing up, I had an identity crisis. I went to a predominantly white school and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking: ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me…Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said: ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me feel comfortable in my own skin.”
And it’s always fun to look at how a cover shoot comes together. And we’ve got footage of that: