Powerful sisters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles sat down together for a sibling interview with Interview magazine.


The sisters discussed their female role models, especially in the music industry. Beyoncé praised her sister for always having a unique sense of musical taste, liking the talents of Alanis Morissette and Minnie Riperton. “I guess I always felt a yearning to communicate — I had a lot of things to say,” Solange said in response. “And I appreciated y’all’s patience in the house during all of these different phases. They were not ever very introverted, quiet phases.”

Solange also spoke about Syreeta Wright being an influence in her style, as they both sing about “tough s–t.” For Solange, it was always important to sing as a woman in control, without relying on emotions to get points across. “It was very intentional that I sang as a woman who was very in control, a woman who could have this conversation without yelling and screaming because I still often feel that when black women try to have these conversations, we are not portrayed as in control, emotionally intact women, capable of having the hard conversations without losing that control,” she explained.

The sisters also gave tribute to their parents for their upbringing and empowerment. Solange relates very much her father, hip-hop mogul Master P, who was featured on some of the musical interludes on Solange’s 2016 album A Seat at the Table. Beyoncé also had a chart-topping album come out in 2016 – Lemonade.

On a lighter note, the older sis asked the younger what about the “funniest text you got from our mom this week,” but Solange deflected, saying it was “too personal.”

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