Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out a few excerpts and photos from Solange’s beautiful fashion spread in INTERVIEW Magazine. The NAACP Image Award nominee is interviewed by her big sister, Beyoncé, and talks about everything from the inspiration behind the new album, A Seat at the Table to her love for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” to the cultural inheritance she received as a child of Houston, Texas to why she chose Master P as a narrator on the album and much more!
On what inspired her to create A Seat at the Table:
“For this record specifically, it really started with wanting to unravel some truths and some untruths. There were things that had been weighing heavy on me for quite some time. And I went into this hole, trying to work through some of these things so that I could be a better me and be a better mom to Julez and be a better wife and a better friend and a better sister. Which is a huge part of why I wanted you [Beyoncé] to interview me for this piece. Because the album really feels like storytelling for us all and our family and our lineage. And having mom and dad speak on the album, it felt right that, as a family, this closed the chapter of our stories.”
On collaborating with Master P:
“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.”
On the meaning of her hit single, Cranes in the Sky:
I remember thinking of it as an analogy for my transition—this idea of building up, up, up that was going on in our country at the time, all of this excessive building, and not really dealing with what was in front of us. And we all know how that ended. That crashed and burned. It was a catastrophe. And that line came to me because it felt so indicative of what was going on in my life as well. And, eight years later, it’s really interesting that now, here we are again, not seeing what’s happening in our country, not wanting to put into perspective all of these ugly things that are staring us in the face.
On the celebrity she wants to meet:
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.”
Click here to read the entire interview!
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