Solange Knowles is not your typical celebrity. She breaks the mold when it comes to her daily life and her approach to fame, preferring simplicity instead of flashing lights. The self proclaimed rebel talked to Lucky Magazine about why she chose to live in New Orleans, the elevator fight with Jay Z which she calls “the thing” and her new album. Read a few excerpts below.
On Her Recent Move to New Orleans
“I lived in New York and L.A. and they were different worlds I learned to navigate. Fashion and music have so many elements I’m connected to, but they also have parts that I’m not so interested in. I can step in and step out of those worlds. Being in New Orleans gives me space.”
On Her Musical Path
“I was serious about my songwriting but not necessarily too gung ho on all the other elements of being an artist—the public nature of things, the lack of privacy, the feeling of always needing to be on. I also felt really misunderstood by my peers and the musical landscape that I was in”
“My last EP, True, was about the overall vibe—the message was fun. This one, I really want you to hear what I’m saying. I want you to hear me.”
On the Elevator Fight With Jay Z That She Calls “The Thing”
“What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she says. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
For the full interview and spread pick up the August 2014 issue of Lucky Magazine!