Solange Covers ‘Lucky’ Magazine, Finally Addresses Elevator Fight


Solange Knowles is moving on from her infamous elevator fight with Jay Z as she covers Lucky‘s August 2014 issue.

In the issue, Solange finally addressed the fight, calling it “that thing” and quickly moving on to the next topic.

“What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she said. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”

The family released a statement 10 days after the video leaked read:

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident,” the statement at the time read. “But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

Knowles is currently living in New Orleans with her nine-year-old son, Julez, and her long-time boyfriend, video director Alan Ferguson. Since moving to the historic city, the fashionista says she has been “casualizing” her look.

“I lived in New York and L.A. and they were different worlds I learned to navigate,” she said. “Fashion and music have so many elements I’m connected to, but they also have parts that I’m not so interested in. I can step in and step out of those worlds. Being in New Orleans gives me space.”

Solange has always had a fashion sense of her own, but she has not always been the trendsetter she is today. In fact, she can recall a time when her fashion choices were a bit embarrassing.

“It was not good,” she recalls of the summer before her sixth grade year when she visited Tokyo. “I had on stars-and-stripes stockings with a poufy skirt, two balls in my head, some crazy sweater and platform sneakers. When I went to the Sharpstown Mall in Houston with a friend, people were falling out laughing. It was a hot mess, but I was committed.”

Luckily, Solange has outgrown that stage in her life, and is now a hardworking mother who wants to instill the same values she learned as a child into her son.

“We’ve always held each other down no matter what,” she says. “That’s something I’m drilling into [my son] Julez now.”

“I think about all of those phases that I went through,” she added, “and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break. That’s because I had confidence instilled in me by my parents. They didn’t always like it—in fact, most of the time they didn’t—but they never asked me to change.”

For more on the story, pick up the August issue of Lucky.

(Photo Credit: Todd Cole/Lucky Magazine)