Solange has been out and about since the infamous elevator incident that has become somewhat of shadow to not only her, but to her big sis Beyonce and brother-in-law, Jay Z. Well, she took to the pages of Lucky Magazine where she talked music, life, and the elevator incident.
“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 what we all feel peace with that.”
In other words, she’s not going to discuss the situation any further. We all saw the video yet as far as digging deeper into the situation, we’ll never know.
Not to be shadowed by her older sister, Solange has become more of a fashion symbol more so than for her music. Her music is a completely different sound that that of her sisters which I personally love. In the beginning of her career, when you listen to her earlier music, it wasn’t her. She didn’t really have a say so and I think that her 2008 album, Sol-Angel and The Hadley Street Dreams, really zoned in on her sound and the direction she wanted to go musically. Here’s what she said as far as dancing with Destiny’s child .
“I had no idea how to dance hip-hop at the time. I was trained in classical ballet! But it sounded chill and I was going to make a little weekly check and be with my whole family, so I said okay. I loved traveling. We were in Europe for a month, and that’s when my musical eyes opened up. There, Björk was on pop radio. She wasn’t some obscure underground thing like she was in America.”
An injury took her away from dancing and she went on to say,
“Dance had been my everything since I was a little girl and all of a sudden I couldn’t do it. Some beautiful things came out of that year but also some painful things. I started writing songs because I had all of these emotions that were so real.”
On the direction of her upcoming 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.
It wouldn’t be an interview without mentioning her life as a mother. Here’s what she shared.
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.
Check out more pics from the shoot below and head over to LuckyMag.com for the full interview.