Tina Knowles-Lawson is ''proud'' to be 61 years old.

The showbiz matriarch - whose daughters Beyonce and Solange Knowles have both enjoyed considerable career success - has revealed that despite her advancing years, she still feels sexy.

Tina - who's the cover feature for the #SexyForever July issue of Ebony magazine - explained: ''I had some reservations but as I thought of all the women who tell me daily that I have inspired them to live a wholehearted life, which includes your sexuality. I am proud to be 61 years old and to not be putting limitations on my lifestyle. We can still be sexy and vibrant, fashionable, classy and fly until the day we die!''

Despite this, Tina admitted she had some doubts about appearing on the front of the magazine, but ultimately decided it was something she wanted to do.

She shared: ''When I was asked to do the Sexy Forever 'Ebony' magazine cover, my first question was, 'Me really?'''

This comes shortly after Tina banned Beyonce from performing at her recent wedding.

Tina tied the knot with 'Poltergeist' actor Richard Lawson on a yacht in Newport Beach, California, but didn't want her daughter and husband Jay Z to ''work'' at the event.

She said: ''We didn't want them to work. We wanted them to enjoy the day and not have the pressure of it.''