Beyonce Interviews Solange for ‘Interview Magazine’

Beyonce Solange InterviewSolange and Beyonce, aka The Knowles sisters aka the most talented sister duo in entertainment, are teaming up in this month’s issue of Interview Magazine.

Solange graces the cover of the magazine’s February issue and opens up about the success of her new album and childhood in an interview with her sister, the one and only Beyonce. The “Cranes in the Sky” singer talks about everything from her musical influences, to working with Master P to growing up with Bey.

Both Beyonce and Solange keep their family life relatively private, offering glimpses through photos every now and then. This is one of the first times Solange has opened up candidly about her famous sister and the impact she had on her. “You were the most patient, loving, wonderful sister ever. In the 30 years that we’ve been together,” she said. “I think we’ve only really, like, butted heads … we can count on one hand,”

Growing up in Texas, the sisters drew inspiration from their neighborhood and both credit their success to the small Houston town they grew up in. “Growing up on Parkwood was so inspiring because we got to see a little bit of everything,” Solange said. “We grew up in the same neighborhood that produced Scarface, Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad. So, culturally, it was as rich as it gets. People were warm. People were friendly. But the biggest thing that I took from it is the storytelling.”

Aside from her hometown, Solange credits Aaliyah with helping her find her sound. “Aaliyah was also a huge influence and has always been. Her vocal arrangements with Static Major are some of my favorite in the world,” she said.

Of all her inspirations, including her sister, Solange still gives the bulk of the credit for her success to her mother. “Our mother always taught us to be in control of our voice and our bodies and our work, and she showed us that through her example. If she conjured up an idea, there was not one element of that idea that she was not going to have her hand in,” she said. “She was not going to hand that over to someone. And I think it’s been an interesting thing to navigate, especially watching you do the same in all aspects of your work: Society labels that a control freak, an obsessive woman, or someone who has an inability to trust her team or to empower other people to do the work, which is completely untrue.”

You can read the full interview, here.

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