Check out Solange Knowles recent interview with NYmag sister site vulture.com – Here are some excerpts below:
On her upcoming album: “I made my entire record on my own from top to bottom,” she says. “Everything from studio-equipment rentals to actually creating a studio.”
On meeting her video director beau of four years, Alan Ferguson: “We had a lot of mutual friends who were all putting little buggies in each other’s ear.”
On feeling trapped after her record company Interscope tried to block her unlicensed cover of a Dirty Projectors song: “I wasn’t actually selling it. I was just putting it out,” she says. “Lil Wayne was on the same [parent] label, rapping over every single person’s songs on all of his mixtapes, and no one ever complained because I’m sure he just put it out and said ‘Fuck you.’ I was saying ‘Fuck you’ so much that they were like, ‘Well, you don’t have to be here.’”
On babysitting her niece Baby Blue: “Blue comes over, I babysit. [Beyoncé] takes Julez sometimes for the weekend. [Blue] and Julez are going to grow up more like sister and brother than cousins.” Julez is “showing signs of wanting to be an artist” and seems to have learned something from his uncle—he writes raps. “He loves it. It’s so scary,” says Knowles.
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