Solange Knowles is featured in the June 2013 issue of InStyle magazine rocking pieces by Calvin Kelin, Chloe, Marni and more – “proving you can still look elegant and modern without sacrificing one iota of edge. Call it a fashion remix.”
Meanwhile, the entertainer recently announced she has started her own record label where she’ll be releasing music and other projects distributed through Sony.
“Through Saint Records I will have 100% creative/artistic control and continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement,” she said.
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Solange Knowles shows off her svelte body in various swimsuits for the June issue of Complex magazine. Check out some highlights from the interview below.
On breaking from her label, Interscope-Geffen-A&M: “I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them,” she says. “Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle.”
On working with songwriter/producer Dev Hynes: “I was trying to find that chemistry with different producers, and when Dev came it was like, ‘Oh! This is it.’‘Don’t Let Me Down’ is one of the most personal songs on the record. I’m saying, ‘This is amazing, I’m enjoying it but I’m a little scared that something fucked up is gonna happen.’ I’ve been in a relationship for four-and-a-half years now, but you still have those moments. In any relationship there’s gonna be conflict. Before Dev came along, I wrote all these happy, settled love songs, which was very difficult. It’s weird how, as writers, we draw more from conflict than peace. When Dev came onto the project, he was going through a breakup and it sparked something in me. Which is something I have to explore. I’m like, ‘Why is it so easy to draw from that?’”
On her life in Brooklyn, which revolves around her 8-year-old son, Juelz: “When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it. School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control. I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”
Solange Knowles arrived at the 2013 MET Gala dressed in a black and blue print Kenzo dress, this evening in at New York’s Metropolitan Museum in NYC.
The 26-yr-old entertainer wore black sandals, oversized earrings and completed her afro-punk look with an Edie Parker box clutch.
Solange Knowles arrives in a yellow beaded Pucci gown at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party last night (Feb 24) at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California (Feb 24). The 26-yr-old entertainer performed during the viewing party and proudly tweeted her excitement after the event. More >
Check out Solange Knowles in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. More >
Solange Knowles performed her hit single ‘Losing You’ on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York city last night.
Rocking her Diana Ross inspired hair do and funky attire, the 26-yr-old entertainer showed off some dance moves as she delivered her first live televised performance from her new EP titled “True,” which is slated for release on Nov 27.
Check out Solange’s performance on Jimmy Fallon below: More >
Check out Solange Knowles recent interview with NYmag sister site vulture.com – Here are some excerpts below:
On her upcoming album: “I made my entire record on my own from top to bottom,” she says. “Everything from studio-equipment rentals to actually creating a studio.”
On meeting her video director beau of four years, Alan Ferguson: “We had a lot of mutual friends who were all putting little buggies in each other’s ear.”
On feeling trapped after her record company Interscope tried to block her unlicensed cover of a Dirty Projectors song: “I wasn’t actually selling it. I was just putting it out,” she says. “Lil Wayne was on the same [parent] label, rapping over every single person’s songs on all of his mixtapes, and no one ever complained because I’m sure he just put it out and said ‘Fuck you.’ I was saying ‘Fuck you’ so much that they were like, ‘Well, you don’t have to be here.’”
On babysitting her niece Baby Blue: “Blue comes over, I babysit. [Beyoncé] takes Julez sometimes for the weekend. [Blue] and Julez are going to grow up more like sister and brother than cousins.” Julez is “showing signs of wanting to be an artist” and seems to have learned something from his uncle—he writes raps. “He loves it. It’s so scary,” says Knowles.
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