Solange is making headlines once again, but this time it’s on the cover of Lucky magazine. The 28-year-old fashionista shows off her obsession with color blocking in the vibrant images, shot by Todd Cole.
The magazine caught up with the “Losing You” singer in New Orleans, where she lives with her nine-year-old son, Julez, and her boyfriend, video director Alan Ferguson.
In the August issue, she speaks out on her bold style, musical growth, new album, and the infamous elevator fight with Jay Z, which she refers to as “that thing.”
Read highlights from the interview below.
On 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 new album: “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 her 2003 debut Solo Star: “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.”
On the elevator fight: “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 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.”