Solange Knowles has made a huge impact on the fashion scene during the past few years. The mommy of the cutest little boy ever, Jules and the younger sister of Beyonce’ has quickly carved her own path to success. She is currently promoting her new album and music video and she stopped by to talk to my friends at NecoleBitchie.com! Many of us watched as her boyfriend of many years accepted his BET Award for directing Beyonce’s ‘Party’ video. In this exclusive interview, she reveals that they’ve been together for 5 years and she pursued him! Love it! She also speaks about her passion for songwriting. We remember that she wrote most of the songs for Kelly Rowland’s debut album many years ago. And she’s penned a few songs for Beyonce’ including, ‘Why Don’t You Love Me,’ off of her last album 4. But, she also has a few songs in her book for the one and only Mariah Carey. Nice!
The interview was conducted by America’s Next Top Model Contestant, Bianca Golden.
Check out some highlights and the video interview below:
On songwriting and penning a track for Beyonce
“The part about songwriting that I love is that I wouldn’t necessarily sing [the songs] myself. [It’s a] really fun expression of myself in a another way. I actually wrote “Why Don’t You Love Me” for my sister and it was one of those things where I had just been in a relationship situation where I was just not getting it and then it just came very naturally. I was just like, sonically this just doesn’t really work for me so there are those situations where I have an artist in mind, whether they sing it or not.”
On having a bunch of songs perfect for Mariah Carey
“I have a ton of songs that I would just kill for Mariah Carey to sing. And I write them like, ‘What would Mariah do?’ She’s actually a brilliant songwriter and writes her own music but if she were ever open to it I would surely…I mean it’s really cool. I’ve written gospel songs. I’ve written country songs. It’s a really, really great space to be in where sonically those songs don’t fit really fit at all on my record but I still love the expression of writing them.”
On her relationship with Alan and pursuing him
“I’ve been in a relationship now for five years. Certainly, in the beginning I was the one who approached him so I have always sort of historically been one of those girls that goes after something that I’m into. I’m not very old school and like, I’m gonna wait on you. Wait for you to approach me type of situation. I have a lot of guy-like quintessential relationship qualities that I have had to work on.”