Beyonce Interviewed Her Sister Solange & It Is Everything

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Over Beyoncé’s career media has oftentimes casted Solange as a girl in her sister’s shadow. But we always knew she was something special.

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Bey is her sister’s number one fan and one of the only people who has been with Solange literally from the inception. That’s why this interview between two successful sisters is everything! Get into the best parts of their conversation below.

BEYONCÉ: I remember thinking, “My little sister is going to be something super special,” because you always seemed to know what you wanted. And I’m just curious, where did that come from?

SOLANGE: I have no idea, to be honest! I always knew what I wanted. We damn sure know that I wasn’t always right. [both laugh] But I’d sit firm, whether I was right or wrong. I guess a part of that was being the baby of the family and being adamant that, in a house of five, my voice was being heard. Another part is that I remember being really young and having this voice inside that told me to trust my gut. And my gut has been really, really strong in my life. It’s pretty vocal and it leads me. Sometimes I haven’t listened, and those times didn’t end up very well for me. 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.

BEYONCÉ: Well, it brought tears to my eyes to hear both of our parents speak openly about some of their experiences. And what made you choose Master P to speak on the album?

SOLANGE: Well, I find a lot of similarities in Master P and our dad.

BEYONCÉ: Me, too. [laughs]

SOLANGE: One of the things that was really, really deep for me in talking to Dad is his experience of having the community choose you [as one of the first students to integrate his Southern elementary and junior high school]—to do that, to go out and be the warrior and the face of that is just such an incredible amount of pressure. And to evolve from that and still have your sense of independence and still have your stride and your strength, and to dream big enough that you can create something from the ground up bigger than any community, neighborhood, or those four corners … I remember reading or hearing things about Master P that reminded me so much of Dad growing up. And they also have an incredible amount of love and respect for one another. And I wanted a voice throughout the record that represented empowerment and independence, the voice of someone who never gave in, even when it was easy to lose sight of everything that he built, someone invested in black people, invested in our community and our storytelling, in empowering his people. You and I were raised being told not to take the first thing that came our way, to build our own platforms, our own spaces, if they weren’t available to us. And I think that he is such a powerful example of that.

BEYONCÉ: What makes you laugh the hardest?

SOLANGE: The Real Housewives of Atlanta, hands-down.

BEYONCÉ: Really?! I didn’t know that.

SOLANGE: I watch it religiously, and I am in stitches the whole time.

BEYONCÉ: “No Me Queda Mas” or “I Could Fall in Love”?

SOLANGE: This is so unfair! “No Me Queda Mas.”

BEYONCÉ: What is the funniest text you got from our mom this week? [both laugh] That’s too personal, never mind. You’ve got to love Mama Tina. How does it feel to have the dopest wedding photo of all time?

SOLANGE: Oh my God, that is subjective!

BEYONCÉ: You have an ability to see things before they happen that I’ve never really seen in anyone else as consistently as you do. You always know the new artists two years before they come out. Or the new DJs or producers or the new fashion brands … How do you do that?

SOLANGE: I’m probably on the internet way more than I should be. [both laugh] I don’t know. I love connecting people. I love introducing people to other people who are doing incredible work in the world. And I’m just on the internet too damn much. [laughs]

BEYONCÉ: When do you feel most free?

SOLANGE: When I’m in a musical meditation.

BEYONCÉ: One of my proudest moments as a sister was when I was able to introduce you to your hero, Nas, and you cried and acted a fool. I was so surprised that Mrs. Too-cool-for-everything was acting a fool. Is there another human being that would get that reaction out of you now if you met him/her?

SOLANGE: Diana Ross. For sure. I broke out in some hives when I went to her concert. Alan was like, “Uh, you’re breaking out into hives. Calm down.”

BEYONCÉ: And, honestly, growing up, how did I do as a big sister?

SOLANGE: 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.

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  • Vanoliza

    Bźzzzzzźźz Beyonce her sister is sexy but she doesn’t show it. I am Beyonce fan all the way. Naz sux lol no seriously what was the point of this. My life is ten times more interesting then this it’s like eminem life times 10 minus 2 what ya gonna do when yonce sucks her killer bey’s on you when you’re stepping in the wrong direction I use em not as a man but a weapon and say fu€k it give you all my blessings and bey well she can hook ya ll up with dance lessons or maybe pull out her 2 bottles of redhot hit you in the eyes like there was an infrared dot hit you dead bullseye in the right spot now you drop to your knees like yous about to s#ck c#ck bow down bitches to beys hot sauce that she doe really carry in her bag like 007 it’s not just swag it’s a weapon with pinpoint accuracy she hit u wit it now ur sweatin cuz it dripped into your mouth made its way down south no your an us is leaking and burning now your learning leave the Queen bey or next time something much worse you will see. I have to go pee I wish the Queen bey was holding my p pee lol jusjokes ♡ }:) ♡ tired tonight Beyoncé ♡♡ □me□