There’s no stronger bond than sisterhood so who better to sit down and interview Solange Knowles than big sis Beyoncé?
In a revealing interview about life growing up with Beyoncé and opening up about their dad Matthew, Solange sat down with B and Interview magazine to discuss her third studio album ‘A Seat at the Table.’
With some great cameos on the album, including one from Lil Wayne, there are also a few mini-monologues from Solange’s parents (which made Bey cry) and from Master P- who apparently show a lot of similarities with the pair’s dad.
Solange said: “This 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.”
Beyonce, who admits in the interview to being Solange’s “biggest fan,” makes for the perfect interviewer and this casual chat between the pair shows how much the two care for each other.
The interview delves into Solange’s inspiration for the album and shared that the vision and drive that she witnessed from the strong women in her life, especially from their mother and Beyoncé herself helped to shape her creative process.
She said: “Growing up in a household with a master class such as yourself definitely didn’t hurt…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.”
It was recently revealed that Beyoncé’s headlining spot marks Coachella’s first female headliner since Björk in 2007 but it’s not the singers first time there – she notably provided surprise cameos in sets for husband Jay-Z in 2010 and her sister Solange in 2014. Good to see there’s no rivalry here.
The sisters’ relationship is summed up in the final lines of the interview to which Beyoncé asks about her role as a big sister and Solange responds saying: “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.
Read the full interview here!