by Jasmine Grant
The Knowles sisters have come together in the coolest way imaginable.
Solange is the latest star to grace the cover of Interview Magazine. Best of all, the interview was conducted by none other than her big sister Beyoncé. Rocking a full, luscious fro, beautifully bushy brows and nude glam, Solange takes the cover by storm. “After interviewing my mother and father for A Seat At The Table, it feels like full circle to have chosen my sister to interview me for @InterviewMag,” Solange said in an Instagram reveal of her spankin’ new cover. “Spoke about womanism, growing up in a hair salon, and choosing between ’I could fall in love’ and ’No Me Queda Mas’. It is one of my favorites to date.”
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After interviewing my mother and father for A Seat At The Table, it feels like full circle to have chosen my sister to interview me for @InterviewMag. Spoke about womanism, growing up in a hair salon, and choosing between "I could fall in love" and "No Me Queda Mas". It is one of my favorites to date.
Both sisters had a whirlwind year in 2016 – both putting out culturally significant albums that led them to become the first female siblings to ever have a No. 1 album in the Billboard charts. The conversation between these two chart topping sisters reveals a common bond they’ve experienced growing up in the same household and how it’s guided each of them through their very different but stellar careers.
In the conversation, Beyoncé confesses that she was moved to tears hearing their parents, Mathew and Tina, talk about their past confrontations with racism. It’s also revealed that Master P was chosen to narrate the interludes on A Seat At The Table because he reminds them of of their dad, Mathew Knowles.
Solange digs deep about her hit “Cranes In The Sky,” saying it was a self-reflection written after her split with her son Julez’s father, Daniel Smith. “[The song] is actually a song that I wrote eight years ago,” she says. “It was a really rough time…I was just coming out of my relationship with Julez’s father. We were junior high school sweethearts, and so much of your identity in junior high is built on who you’re with….So I really had to take a look at myself, outside of being a mother and a wife, and internalize all of these emotions that I had been feeling through that transition.”
As introspective and eclectic as Solange can be, she’s also not afraid to indulge in a little reality TV just like the rest of us. When Bey asked what makes her laugh the hardest, she gave a huge shout out to Real Housewives Of Atlanta. “I watch it religiously, and I am in stitches the whole time.”
The interview wraps with Beyoncé asking Solange how she did as a big sister, and Solo’s response is enough to move us to tears. “You did a kickass job. You were the most patient, loving, wonderful sister ever. In the 30 years that we’ve been together, I think we’ve only really, like, butted heads … we can count on one hand.”
Solange’s Interview cover is on newsstands this week.
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