Beyonce Interviews Solange For ‘Interview Magazine’

Published: Tuesday 10th Jan 2017 by Sam

Singing sisters Solange and Beyonce celebrate their familial ties and mutual respect for one another in the latest issue of Interview Magazine.

Covered by Solo, the feature – which supports her chart-topping album ‘A Seat At The Table’ – sees her older sibling conduct the chat.

With the ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ singer answering an array of interesting questions, the Knowles sisters prove they’re just as compelling behind the camera as they are in front of it.

Peep pics and excerpts below…


On what attracted her to music and art from a young age:

BEYONCÉ: Well, it is a bit strange, because we’re sisters and we talk all the time, to be interviewing you. But I’m so happy to interview you because, clearly, I’m your biggest fan and I’m super proud of you. So we’ll start from the beginning. Growing up, you were always attracted to the most interesting fashion, music, and art…What else attracted you growing up?

SOLANGE: I remember having so much perspective about my voice, and how to use my voice, at such a young age—whether it was through dance, poetry, or coming up with different projects. I guess I always felt a yearning to communicate—I had a lot of things to say. And I appreciated y’all’s patience in the house during all of these different phases. They were not ever very introverted, quiet phases.

BEYONCÉ: No, not at all. [both laugh]

On what her mother, Tina, taught her:

SOLANGE: And, as far back as I can remember, 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. 

On their hometown:

BEYONCÉ: Well, I am so glad we grew up in Houston. And I know that it’s such a big inspiration for all of us: you, myself, my mom, my dad … everybody that lives there. How can you describe growing up on Parkwood, and what about our hometown do you carry with you?

SOLANGE: Growing up on Parkwood was so inspiring because we got to see a little bit of everything. We grew up in the same neighborhood that produced Scarface, Debbie Allen, and Phylicia Rashad. So, culturally, it was as rich as it gets.


On being a strong woman:

BEYONCÉ: What are some misconceptions about being a strong woman?

SOLANGE: Oh my God, they’re endless! [laughs] One thing that I constantly have to fight against is not feeling arrogant when I say I wrote every lyric on this album. I still have not been able to say that. That’s the first time I’ve actually ever said it, because of the challenges that we go through when we celebrate our work and our achievements… It’s something I’ve learned so much about from you, getting to be in control of your own narrative. And, at this point, it should be an expectation, not something that you’re asking permission for. I feel like I’m getting closer to that, not taking on all the baggage when I have to just stand up for myself and say, “No, I’m uncomfortable with that.” And I really appreciate you and mom being examples of that, being able to speak about our achievements, these things that deserve to be celebrated, without feeling bashful about it.

On her latest album, A Seat at the Table:

SOLANGE: It was very intentional that I sang as a woman who was very in control, a woman who could have this conversation without yelling and screaming, because I still often feel that when black women try to have these conversations, we are not portrayed as in control, emotionally intact women, capable of having the hard conversations without losing that control. 

On working with her husband:

SOLANGE: Only a person who loves me would say yes to shooting 21 scenes in one week and climbing mountains and literally crossing waterfalls with million-dollar equipment strapped to his back… And only a person who loves you would say, “Let’s fly back to New Orleans, rent a car, and just you and I do that trip all over again.” I was so happy to have a partner in crime, because visual storytelling is just as important, if not more important in some ways, to the overall storytelling of my projects.


On what makes her laugh:

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.

On being star struck:

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.”

On Beyoncé as an older sister:

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.

BEYONCÉ: I was expecting something funny, but I’ll take it. Thank you.

[Click here to read full interview]


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[Photo credit: Mikael Jansson]

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH January 10, 2017


    • LISA LEVINE January 10, 2017

      Love her cd, such good energy, was waiting to hate it, and it won me over. Work of art.

    • Baddiebeymyfav January 10, 2017


      Love me some Knowles sister! Awesome family. Lovely interviewer and interviewee!?

      • Baddiebeymyfav January 10, 2017


  2. meme January 10, 2017

    Yas sister! you better slay this shoot. Her beautiful is so unique. Just wish she can get her shine without beyonces name being tagged to EVERYTHING. This title is so uncalled for.

    • Beyoncé Jackson January 10, 2017

      I mean Beyoncé DID interview her…

      • Meme January 10, 2017

        Then the title should be Solange interview by Beyoncé for interview. Or Solange gets interview by her sister for interview. Not Beyoncé interviews Solange.

      • Beyoncé Jackson January 10, 2017

        Really? ? #CutIt

    • Swit Katz January 10, 2017

      Beyonce always gets you pressed af…. it’s kinda funny.

    • Baddiebeymyfav January 10, 2017

      Why are so bothered tho? ?Solange obviously doesn’t mind being associated with her sister. She’s proud and happy to have her megastar sister interview her. This is a sweet moment between sisters. Stop spoiling
      It with your sour self and go stalk that big headed bxxtch in your Avi.

      • Baddiebeymyfav January 10, 2017


    • HailLegendBeysus January 10, 2017

      Why are you so bothered by Beyoncé? Solange specifically wanted her sister to interview her.

  3. Ladylike January 10, 2017

    Omgoodness this is beyond cute. I cannot contain it.

  4. Anne January 10, 2017

    Insightful and cute!

  5. 2bad2bme January 10, 2017

    This is cute

  6. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn is ? January 10, 2017

    This is cute. I love their relationship.

  7. FAF January 10, 2017

    Wish there were video

  8. Beyoncé Jackson January 10, 2017

    Soooo cute! You can’t help but to love them?

  9. I can’t January 10, 2017

    Aw, I loved this. This was so cute.

  10. Shakira stan January 10, 2017

    She should have asked her, how she felt being the ugly less talented sister.

    • Meme January 10, 2017

      Screaming lol

    • Swit Katz January 10, 2017

      I see riri’s inevitable decline is making you seethe like crazy

      • Baddiebeymyfav January 10, 2017

        Pretty much?

    • Baddiebeymyfav January 10, 2017

      Ain’t shyt ugly about Solange. The same can’t be said about you tho…UGGLY B****.

    • Yonceflex January 11, 2017

      NO YOU DIDNT! But deriously. Stop. They’re both talented and beautiful, Beyonce may be winning in both, but I love Solange too. This was unnecessary

      • Yonceflex January 11, 2017


  11. Shakira stan January 10, 2017

    ????????or less successful…
    You people never butted heads but you beat up her husband in her face, such blatant disrespect.

    • The Wig Snatcher January 10, 2017

      If Solange beat up Shakira’s vocals like she did Jay, maybe Shakira can still be relevant.

    • HailLegendBeysus January 10, 2017

      Illiterate as always. They clearly have butted heads. She said it was no more than they can count on one hand tho.

  12. Um. January 10, 2017

    Beautiful. This was a really good interview. So personal and charming. Also from hearing other stories they’ve told about their childhood, You can tell they’ve always been best friends. I think imma go call my sisters…

  13. Meme January 10, 2017

    Just went back read the entire interview. Being a creative…I think it’s so cool hear about the shooting process with her husband. I watched those videos over and over and had 100 questions about how this came about, or who crazy idea it was for her to lay there. Just small things that I don’t think a regular video director would do. You can tell solange had to be very close to the director.

  14. IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz January 10, 2017

    Not a big fan of Mrs Solanges music but I must say this article was so loving and positive. The Knowles sisters just keep on living… But with that said she should do an interview with her destiny child Co-stars. Would love to see how that plays out.

  15. Chile Please!!! January 10, 2017

    LMFAO! Fleayonce giving an interview… about she can’t & don’t even do interviews of her own self! HAHAHAHA! Waymin….she didn’t even graduate from High School if I’m not mistaken?? Can she even read anything besides her own lyrics? LMFAO! Yes this is shade! Fleahive can suck it!

    • The Wig Snatcher January 10, 2017

      Panic button pressed you are, sis. The thirst is real.

    • Beyoncé Jackson January 10, 2017

      She doesn’t do interviews because she doesn’t have to! Beyoncé controls her own media unlike most. ? #BossBitchStatus

    • Yonceflex January 11, 2017

      She actually went to High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas and graduated from Alief Elsik High School in Houston. So check yaself b****

  16. The Wig Snatcher January 10, 2017

    I love this family. I love Black families who support each other and work together and represent unity to the world.

  17. HailLegendBeysus January 10, 2017

    Beautiful Knowles sisters! 2016 was the year of the Knowles Sister’s!

  18. RealNegro January 10, 2017

    Don’t touch my crown. They say the vision I’ve found.

  19. Fatusankoh January 10, 2017

    Beautiful interview beautiful Sisters my favorite sisters god bless them for life

  20. Ladylike January 10, 2017

    Solo is too adorable.

  21. wWe Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil January 12, 2017

    That’s nice interview of the sister but what about their little sister kori knowles

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