Solange Speaks On Being A ‘Knowles’

Published: Thursday 17th Jul 2008 by Sam
Solange Speaks On Being A 'Knowles' In Solange’s interview in the Summer 2008 issue of Rap-Up magazine (on newsstands now), she speaks on the burden of being a ‘Knowles’. Check out the extract below:

“At this point, it’s starting to hurt me more than help me because my family is sort of known as the new age Huxtables. We’re the clean-cut girls. But I got married at 17, had a kid at 17. Ever since I was younger, I always considered myself to be into more artistic things than [Beyoncé]. People just hear the [Knowles] name and they just put a stamp on it automatically.”

I’ve increasingly come to respect Solange’s genuineness over the last few months. It really is refreshing in an industry that sees much of its stars assume the media-savvy, plastic/wooden personalities. More power to her…

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  1. Knox July 17, 2008

    Go Solange!stand up 4 yoself.but I love yo sis thou tell her I said wasup!
    Will cope dat Album!!!

  2. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    I agree with Solagne but I neva viewed them that way but people do. I like her cause she keeps it real

  3. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    I never viewed Solange & Beyonce as the same person, but come 2 think of it, it does kinda make sense… When u would see Beyonce doing interviews in her younger days, she looked all prissy & girly-girl (not that i'm knocking B, cuz she's a bad chick) & when you would see Solange in interviews she had the crazy color hair, the crazy lookin outfits, but when she came out i expected her music to be just as good as Beyonce's was becuz of her last name. I hope she does very well on this next album, i will definitley be in music stores on August 12th… On another note, i totally forgot that she was 17 when she had her baby & got married.

  4. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    The Huxtables? Please get over your overrated self. The Knowles are not even near the Jackson family legacy, and they’re virtually off the scene. The Knowles are greedy attention seekers willing to burn friends just to say they have so much money. And Beyonce’s marketing is bigger than her true talent. I mean the article talks about her but if you look at magazines, online news portals, the media is curious about what Beyonce is doing. They are stuck on Brit Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Clean cut, Beyonce had an abortion, dates a rap ex crack dealer, father is an adulterer coke head, and Solange got knocked up and had a BeeBee gun wedding. Nothing clean cut, just get over your self. Please and start giving back to the community instead of looking for opportunities to talk about your status. Cracking up, Huxtables, Clean Cut. They better hope those rumored “tell all” books don’t surface.

  5. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    ^^^^^^^^^^^meant to say media does not talk about Beyonce they love Brit and Lindsey.

  6. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    Oh please, Solange's image is just as handcrafted and manufactured as Beyonce's and every other singer. Just like Ashlee Simpson is the rebel artsy/fartsy sister and Jessica is the sugary sweet sister, Bey & Sol are the same. Solange had no choice but to go the "artsy" route because she couldn't directly compete with Beyonce. Solange's "image" is about as self influenced as Rihanna's "rocker" image, they are not risk takers they are record company clay like all the rest of them.

  7. janfan_48 July 17, 2008

    I like Solo.

  8. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    WOW I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE PERSON WHO STARTED OUT BY STATING…

    THE HUXTABLES?

    GET IT GIRL YOU ARE RIGHT OKAY

  9. Kyle July 17, 2008

    where is that pic from? Is that from the R***** photoshoot?

  10. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    Um yeah the Huxtables. Why not? They are a rich family. Now not the Jacksons, but she never claimed that and the Jacksons are above the Huxtables. I don’t find this statement shocking! Every artist is a little manufactured, but the real ones are the ones whose images are exactly or extremely close to who they truly are! You can feel Solange is real, she’s not a puppet and she writes her own lyrics who are so far surprisingly good (especially God Given Name). Rihanna doesn’t do anything, now that’s different!

  11. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    ^^^Umm..you can write your own lyrics and STILL be a puppet. Case in point…ASHANTI!!

    Solange is just as manufactured as Beyonce, Matthew Knowles wanted her to be the “different” sister. Please believe.

  12. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    SHE WILL NEVER BE AS BIG AS HER SISTER

    WHY IS THAT EVERY CELEBRITY SISTER WANTS TO BE FAMOUS LIKE THEIR OTHER SIBLING, SHE’S BETTER OFF WITH LIVING IN HER SISTER’S SHADOW AND LOOKING AFTER THE BABY

  13. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    YALL TO IGNORANT FOR YALL OWN GOOD, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN B RETIRES (WHICH IS GONNA HAPPEN SOMEDAY) PEOPLE WONT B ABLE TO BRING IN NEW TALENT BECAUSE U GUYS WERE ALL ON BEYONCES TIP. AND I HATE 2 SAY IT BUT BEYONCE GOT SOME IGNORANT FANS, THAT WONT GIVE ANY OTHER ARTIST A CHANCE. WATCH SOONER OR LATER SOMEBODY GONNA GIVE HER A RUN FOR HER MONEY.

  14. Tyler July 17, 2008

    I don’t really care all that much about the fact that she’s a Knowles. All I know is the music she’s doing right now is some classy robust rich ass s***! Would that more artists were out there tryna shake things up. I’m lookin forward to Solange’s record. I think there is room for her and her sister. And I respect the fact that this time Solange is comin wit the fire!

  15. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    Even legends like beyonce bey is a legend

  16. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    ^^^^^^ I LIKE BEYONCE AND YES SHES REALLY TALENTED
    BUT NO 3 MUTH FUCKN ALBUMS ARE GONNA MAKE HER A LEGEND YET

  17. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    haters yall rather have two ho ass sisters with there boobs hanging out. they are respectable nice girls and yall just stfu!!! i respect both of them even though i only like bey. they are two black girls doin the damn thing. so stfu haters.

  18. Anonymous July 17, 2008

    WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE LIKE TO HATE ON SUCCESSFUL BLACK PEOPLE?

    WHY DOES EVERYONE WORSHIP BEYONCE LIKE SHES THE QUEEN OF MUSIC?

    YEAH SHE’S GOOD BUT HER VOICE IS NO WHITNEY OR MARIAH, BDAY WAS AN AVERAGE ALBUM AND MOST OF HER SUCCESS IS DOWN TO HER LOOKS ANYWAY, YET STILL ANOTHER ARTIST GETS ALL THE BLAME FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL DUE TO HER STYLE

  19. lola July 18, 2008

    Umm..you can write your own lyrics and STILL be a puppet. Case in point…ASHANTI!!

    But FACT IS, her lyrics aren’t soul-less like Ashanti. That’s what seperate a real songwriter from a “lyrics fashionist”. Solange is a songwriter and Ashanti is the latter. Solange can write pop songs too (she did and everyone can to pay the bills) but she can be deep as well (and everyone can’t). Ashanti’s lyrics have always been one-dimensional and have no soul whatsoever. NO, Solange isn’t a puppet, she’s manufactured a minimum like ALL artists (even Erykah Badu’s image is calculated a minimum, Cee-Lo’s too, ALL artists) but she’s not a fake imo.

  20. Anonymous July 18, 2008

    “SHE WILL NEVER BE AS BIG AS HER SISTER “

    She doesn’t have to. Also, people said Janet would never be big because of Michael. LOL!

  21. Anonymous July 18, 2008

    Yall who keep calling bey a legend make me laugh hard as hell. I know most of you people are 16-18

  22. Anonymous July 23, 2008

    “People just hear the [Knowles] name and they just put a stamp on it automatically”

    I agreeeeee!But I don’t put a “stamp” on the knowles name, I support Solo, and Bey!

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