There are very few women in the industry that can cross multiple platforms and master every single one like Solange can. There must seriously be something in the Knowles genes.
As per her usual, the model/singer/DJ murdered her latest photo shoot with The Evening Standard, working spring trends with a vintage vibe.
The natural haired beauty posed in a desolate bowling alley in an array of ’50s inspired outfits consisting of a healthy blend of beading, metallic and eyelet patterns.
The real shock value here, however, isn’t the stunning photos, but instead how candidly open the private mother of one was about her sex life, her marriage at 17 and most importantly, her relationship with sister Beyonce.
Check out some excerpts from the article below:
On Getting Pregnant & Settling Down at 17-Years-Old
“I just loved being at home and being domestic,’ she says. ‘We would have gotten married for sure anyway, but then I found out I was pregnant. We were crazy, impulsive teenagers and I was obviously craving some sort of stability. [My family] were alarmed and frightened that their 17-year-old daughter wanted to get married and have a kid, but I’d been working since I was 13. I was making my own money. I wasn’t really asking permission, and once they found out I was serious about it, they were supportive and amazing.’
On Her Close Relationship With Beyonce
[Kelly Rowland’s] mother was a nanny for another family, so Kelly lived with us when they first moved from Atlanta. She was like a second sister. It definitely was tough, having your sister have a built-in BFF, and me being five years younger. But my sister was veryprotective of me, and we were very sweet with each other. I’m sure if we were closer in age we wouldn’t have gotten along so great. But we’ve been super-close ever since I was about 13.”
On First Telling Her Father She Wanted to Be a Singer & An Unsuccessful First Album
“And he told my mother, who said, ‘Oh, no. We don’t want you doing this, too. You can do anything in the world! You’re so smart.’ I think she was nervous about me losing my childhood. My sister started at such a young age that this was her life for as long as she could remember. From a very early age I decided that I wanted to be able to do my music but still be able to live a normal life. I went into the meeting [with Columbia] and said, ‘I want it to be clear that I want to write all of my music. I want to have control of that.’ I had grown up around this.” After a disagreement with the label, Solange had to promote the album, Solo Star, on her own. “I didn’t care. I didn’t need the money…” She pauses. “It wasn’t very successful.”
On The “Sexual Vibe”of Her Next Album (Summer 2012)
“There’s a lot of sexual vibes on it. I think I just finally started having good sex. This woman came up to me the other day and said, “You know, I think people dress a lot better when they’re in love with themselves, with other people, or with where their life is.”
On Having a Private Life, Especially With Blue Ivy
“I think there’s a way to protect yourself. I think the fact that I live here is very helpful. It’s about working it and not letting it work you, about being very selective about what you do and who you do it with.”
On if she gets to see Beyonce and Blue Ivy a lot
Yes. Actually, I invited them over for dinner tonight. I’m excited to see her; I haven’t seen her in a week and half.’ She wraps her coat around her, bracing against the weather. “You know, my sister and I truly are best friends.
It’s admirable how well grounded Solange has remained despite living in the spotlight for over a decade!
Check out the full article over at the Evening Standard.