According to Solange, Beyoncé Was a "Kickass" Big Sister Growing Up
Who better to interview Solange Knowles than her chart-topping big sis’?
The soulful singer-songwriter and her “biggest fan,” Beyoncé, (you may have heard of her), delved deep in a conversation forInterview magazine last December. The pair discussed the ideas behind Solange’s groundbreaking album A Seat at the Table as well as the sisters’ influence on one another, and, naturally, their all-star family.
Queen Bey got the interview off to a sweet start by sharing her admiration for her little sister: “I'm so happy to interview you because, clearly, I'm your biggest fan and I'm super proud of you,” she told Solange. Awww!
Bey also shared that she knew her sister was “going to be something super special” because she always seemed to know what she wanted. According to Solange, the feeling’s mutual—the women in her family inspired her drive for success. “I think all of our family—you and mom—we're all very intuitive people. A lot of that comes through our mother, her always following her gut, and I think that spoke to me really loudly at a young age and encouraged me to do the same,” Solange said.
As most know, both Knowles sisters grew up in Houston, Texas. When asked how her hometown helped to shape her as an artist, Solange shared her powerful take.
“I feel like, in the South in general, but specifically in our world growing up, people were expressive and vivid storytellers. In the hair salon or in the line at the grocery store; there was never a dull moment. I feel so happy that I got to grow up in a place where you could be the pastor's wife, you could be a lawyer, you could be a stripper on the side, you could be a schoolteacher—we saw every kind of woman connect on one common experience, which was that everyone wanted to be great and everyone wanted to do better,” the singer said.
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And finally, Beyoncé just had to know how she did as a big sister. “You did a kickass job,” Solange responded. “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.” She slayyyyyy.
Read the full interview here.