Solange covers the latest issue of Lucky magazine, and the bold & colorful spread comes with an equally as color interview. She opens up about her fashion, modeling, her father and how he dealt with her unconventional fashion choices, and yes — she even comments on that fateful night in the elevator with her sister Beyoncé and brother-in-law Jay Z.
While she doesn’t say much about what caused the incident, she says:
“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.”
Check out a few more highlights from the mag below.
On her new music:
“The music is changing… 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 how her dad dealt with her unusual fashion as a kid:
“He worked a super-corporate job,” she remembers. “And naturally he just wanted us to look nice, and six-year-old me came out in a tutu and tap shoes. He said, ‘No. Not this time.’ It was the first situation where he really gave me a look and sent me to my room. He was upset. It was a big deal.” She smiles at the memory. “When I look back at old pictures, my dad was always smartly dressed, my mom had the most elegant, beautiful style, and my sister was very into the ’90s Cross Colours look, and I …” she pauses. “I just had all of these different things inside me.”
On how living in New Orleans influences her fashion now:
“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.”
On sharing her first written songs with Kelly Rowland before getting signed
Kelly’s like a sister. When I let her hear my music, she said, ‘I want you to write for my album.’ That gave me a lot of confidence.” Telling Mathew and Tina was a little harder. “I was nervous to talk to my parents. Part of my mom was like, ‘Please be normal and get a regular job,’ because she had gone through so much with my sister. She knew how strong-willed I was and how the industry was probably not going to be the most supportive thing for a 15-year-old girl.”
You can read the full story & peep a few more photos over at LUCKY.