In every interview that I’ve either read or watched on this soulful singer, Solange always comes across as one of the most honest, tell-it-like-it-is, what-you-see-is-what-you-get types…and I totally love her for that! Her most recent interview In the new June / July issue of Complex Magazine proves no different. Here she waxes poetic about her world, and gives us a little insight into just what makes Solange tick.
“I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits,” Solange says. “She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. I have a father who was the first black student in his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it’s really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen”
On Being A Mommy:
“When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” Solange says of life in Brooklyn, which revolves around 8-year-old Juelz. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.” After a hectic few weeks on tour, she’s looking forward to leaving town with Juelz later today for a two-week vacation—a week in L.A. and a week in New Orleans, where she feels very, very at home. “I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”
On Leaving Her Former Label:
“I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them. Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle. (I) split with the label and later that year leaked a song called “Fuck the Industry (Signed Sincerely).”
Click here to read the full interview, but before that check out the slideshow below to see more amazing shots of Solange…
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