In a rare sit-down, Beyonce interviews her sister Solange for the February issue of Interview Magazine and the sisters open up about their childhood, their influences and just how much Solange loves “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”.
During the sisters’ chat, the two go down memory lane and Beyonce reveals she always knew her little sister was going to be a star. “My little sister is going to be something super special,” Queen Bey says of Solange. While she always knew it, Solange thanks her ambition to being the youngest and to always trusting her intuition.
“I remember being really young and having this voice inside that told me to trust my gut. And my gut has been really, really strong in my life. It’s pretty vocal and it leads me,” Solange reveals confidently. “Sometimes I haven’t listened, and those times didn’t end up very well for me. I think all of our family — you and mom — we’re all very intuitive people.”
Solange credits their mother Tina Knowles most, who always goes with her instincts. “A lot of that comes through our mother, her always following her gut, and I think that spoke to me really loudly at a young age and encouraged me to do the same,” explains the “Cranes In The Sky” singer.
The sisters have always gotten along, except for a few times Solange admits, possibly alluding to the infamous elevator incident. “You did a kicka** 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,” she says.
Maybe the most revealing part of the interview is when Solange admits her guilty pleasure: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. She says the show is brilliant because it represents the southern “woman of” her childhood in Houston, where the family grew up. “It makes me feel so at home and I am in stitches the whole time,” she adds.
For both the women, growing up in Parkwood, Houston formed who they are today. “I am so glad we grew up in Houston. And I know that it’s such a big inspiration for all of us: you, myself, my mom, my dad … everybody that lives there,” Beyonce admitted. Solange echoes her sister’s sentiments, “Growing up on Parkwood was so inspiring because we got to see a little bit of everything. We grew up in the same neighbourhood that produced ‘Scarface’, Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad. So, culturally, it was as rich as it gets. People were warm. People were friendly. But the biggest thing that I took from it is the storytelling,” she reveals.