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It’s safe to assume that Solange Knowles is one proud little sister.

Who wouldn’t be? In the past month alone, Beyonce has released a new hit single, a powerful music video, and shut down Super Bowl 50. Following these recent instances of slayage from her older sibling, Solange took to Twitter to praise Bey’s work, writing:

Now, in the new issue of Vogue, Solange opens up about Beyonce, “Formation,” her marriage, and how she’s redefining sexy. Check out the highlights below.

On Beyonce’s “Formation:”

I have always had tremendous respect for my sister as an artist, as a woman, and now as a mother. It’s been very interesting to see the impact that video and song have made globally, the connectivity that it had, and the power that it had. Honestly, I was just blown away as everyone else, because solidarity means so much, and there are so many different ways to communicate that. I think actually she has always communicated that.

On the influence her parents had on the song’s message:

The thing that I loved about it as well was that it gave a lot of homage to my parents, and the older I get, and the older my son gets, the more and more I recognize how much my parents primed us to make politics and social messages in our work. A lot of people don’t realize this, but my mom was super radical as a teenager, out there with the Panthers. And my father was definitely in the thick of the civil rights in Alabama. For the world it might seem like some new statement-making occurrence, but for me, I heard this every week at dinnertime.

On her marriage, and how she’s redefining sexy:

I’ve been with my current husband going on eight years, and it’s interesting to me how I’ve redefined sexy through my relationship, in terms of becoming the woman that I am now. If I had to define sexy now, as Disney as it sounds, I would have to say it’s about complete and utter confidence. When I first started dating my husband, I wore so much color and print, and whenever I would wear black, he would be like, “Oh, my God, you look so sexy!” Now I have learned to understand the elegance and the sexiness of black. Living very publicly and going through all of these intense phases when you feel like that is truly who you think you are, I think that’s a part of your 20s.

For more from Solange in Vogue, click here.


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