Fashionista Solange gets all vibrant and sassy for the cover shoot of 'Lucky' magazine. The 28-year-old rocks bold colours for the spread, which was shot by Todd Cole in New Orleans. In the August issue, she speaks on her bold style, musical growth, new album, and THAT infamous elevator fight with Jay Z. Of course the hits-thirsty mag had to act like she ADDRESSED the incident when she didn't address anything except for the statement released prior to the incident. Boo hoo!
On the elevator incident, which she refers to as “that thing”:
“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 her new music:
"The music is changing... 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 showing her first written songs to Kelly Rowland before her deal at Columbia:
Kelly’s like a sister. When I let her hear my music, she said, ‘I want you to write for my album.’ That gave me a lot of confidence” (telling Mathew and Tina was a little harder). “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.”On her failed Solo Star debut album:
“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.” So she stepped out of it.On remaining true to herself:
“I think about all of those phases that I went through, and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break. That’s because I had confidence instilled in me by my parents. They didn’t always like it—in fact, most of the time they didn’t—but they never asked me to change.”Check out the full story over at LUCKY magazine.