Solange Talks Elevator Fight W/ Jay Z, Backup Dancing For Destiny’s Child + MORE
During the interview, Solange simply refers to her fight with her brother-in-law Jay Z as “that thing”. While she does not address her motivation for the assault she does reassure that her family is in a good place:
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.
Later in the interview it is revealed that Solange became a background dancer with Destiny’s Child in 1999 at the age of 13 after one of the original dancers became pregnant and dropped out. Solange’s own physical limitations from an injury she sustained two years later would force her to bow out as well. During her convalescence, she began writing lyrics and eventually decided to embark on her own musical journey, a decision she was not necessarily looking forward to tell her parents:
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.
Solange signed with Columbia Records and released her debut album Solo Star on January 21st, 2003, less than six months before Beyonce’s solo debut album Dangerously In Love was released on Columbia as well.
Read the full interview here.