Solange Knowles covers the August 2014 issue of Lucky magazine where she finally addresses that messy elevator fight with Jay-Z. Well, actually she doesn’t really address it, she kind of just dances around the subject, just like that statement Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange released after it happened. I don’t think we’ll ever find out why the fight on the elevator happened that night since the Knowles/Carter family are so private.
While showing off her unique style in the new issue, Solange also reveals why she decided to become a singer and her move to New Orleans.
On the elevator fight with Jay Z: “What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
On the change of pace in New Orleans life: “I have friends who call in the middle of the day and say, ‘Come around the corner for a drink—we’re going to hear this band,’ and I’m just like ‘No, I can’t! … Okay, wait for me.’ So I have to remove myself. As an artist, I lack discipline in terms of buckling down. But if I’m isolated then I have no choice.”
On deciding to become a singer: “I was nervous to talk to my parents. Part of my mom was like, ‘Please be normal and get a regular job,’ because she had gone through so much with my sister. She knew how strong-willed I was and how the industry was probably not going to be the most supportive thing for a 15-year-old girl.”