Solange Cover Lucky Magazine, Talks Elevator Fight [Details]
Rucuss staffJuly 8, 2014
Solange Knowles won’t let a little scuffle in an elevator ruin her success.
In an interview with Lucky magazine, Beyonce’s sister speaks out on her style, musical growth, new album, and the infamous elevator fight with Jay Z, which she refers to as “that thing.” The 28-year old shared intimidate details of her life for the August issue.
Solange also shows off her obsession with color blocking in the vibrant images, shot by Todd Cole. Read a few excerpts from the interview below.
On New Orleans: “I lived in New York and L.A. and they were different worlds I learned to navigate. Fashion and music have so many elements I’m connected to, but they also have parts that I’m not so interested in. I can step in and step out of those worlds. Being in New Orleans gives me space.”
“I have friends who call in the middle of the day and say, ‘Come around the corner for a drink—we’re going to hear this band,’ and I’m just like ‘No, I can’t! … Okay, wait for me.’ So I have to remove myself. As an artist, I lack discipline in terms of buckling down. But if I’m isolated then I have no choice.”
On her new album: “My last EP, True, was about the overall vibe—the message was fun. This one, I really want you to hear what I’m saying. I want you to hear me.”
On her 2003 debut Solo Star: “I was serious about my songwriting but not necessarily too gung ho on all the other elements of being an artist—the public nature of things, the lack of privacy, the feeling of always needing to be on. I also felt really misunderstood by my peers and the musical landscape that I was in.”
On the elevator fight: “What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.[…]We’ve always held each other down no matter what. That’s something I’m drilling into Julez now.”
On remaining true to herself: “I think about all of those phases that I went through, and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break. That’s because I had confidence instilled in me by my parents. They didn’t always like it—in fact, most of the time they didn’t—but they never asked me to change.”
Photos via Lucky
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