After interviewing my mother and father for A Seat At The Table, it feels like full circle to have chosen my sister to interview me for @InterviewMag. Spoke about womanism, growing up in a hair salon, and choosing between “I could fall in love” and “No Me Queda Mas”. It is one of my favorites to date.
Interview magazine’s new cover story is a double whammy of Knowles sisters, employing Beyoncé to interview her sister Solange about her new album, her creative process and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. (One of the sisters is a huge fan).
Here were some of the interview’s most endearing sister moments.
1. When Bey learned Solange watches RHOA.
We all have our guilty pleasures, and for Solange, it’s a certain installation of the Real Housewives franchise. Understandably, Bey doesn’t have much time for TV, so she was amused to find out that Solange is a fan.
BEYONCÉ: What makes you laugh the hardest?
SOLANGE: The Real Housewives of Atlanta, hands-down.
BEYONCÉ: Really?! I didn’t know that.
SOLANGE: I watch it religiously, and I am in stitches the whole time.
Earlier in the interview, Solange spoke about the sentimental reasons why she loves the show. “I was just having a conversation with someone about The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I was saying how I love that show and think it’s so brilliant because it’s the woman that was represented in my childhood in Houston,” she said. “It makes me feel so at home.”
2. When Bey blew Solange’s cover
What’s the point of having a sister if they can’t reveal your embarrassing secrets? Bey described introducing her sister to Nas, and watching her totally lose her cool.
“One of my proudest moments as a sister was when I was able to introduce you to your hero, Nas, and you cried and acted a fool,” she says to Solange. “I was so surprised that Mrs. Too-cool-for-everything was acting a fool.”
3. When Solange explained her Mona Lisa album cover
In one of the interview’s best moments, Solange explains her now-iconic cover for A Seat At The Table, pointing to the Mona Lisa as inspiration. “I wanted to create an image that invited people to have an up-close and personal experience—and that really spoke to the album title—that communicated, through my eyes and my posture, like, ‘Come and get close. It’s not going to be pretty. It’s not going to be perfect. It’s going to get a little gritty, and it might get a little intense, but it’s a conversation we need to have,'” she said. “I wanted to nod to the MonaLisa and the stateliness, the sternness that that image has.”
Source: USA Today/Maeve McDermott