Solange Knowles Does Entertainment Weekly, Talks Taking Creative Control And Julez’s Burgeoning Rap Career…
By Ruven Afanador for EW
Well hellooooooooo diva!
Solange Knowles is in the pages of the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly in all afro and long-haired fur glory, speaking on her love of the simple life, her hopes to head back down South soon, and her son Julez’s hopes to rap (blame it on his uncle).
In a short excerpt from the full interview, Knowles discussed all the work she put into her new critically-acclaimed EP, True, including all the money she spent out of her own pocket to pay for videos (including “Losing You”) and to create the EP as a whole. This was all done so that Knowles could finally have full creative control over her work, saying, “Every decision that’s been made behind this record, from the exact color of the album’s artwork to what record stores we put the record in, has been made by me.” And the results for the new, take-charge way of leading her life and career have been great. Many of Knowles’ upcoming shows to promote the EP have been sold out, and she has become part of the sartorial elite, being named one of Vogue’s Best Dressed last year and a fashion forward chick constantly killing it on the red carpet, creating her own lane outside of what people expected from her (which was to follow Bey’s lead). Great idea.
But an idea Knowles isn’t too sure about is whether or not she wants Julez to get into the entertainment industry. However, lil man has already started writing down his flows, and Solange showed off some of what he had written so far. Soooo cute:
“You don’t know how to rap/You’re so fat, like a rat in a mousetrap/You got a pen?/No? I didn’t think so/I’ll get you one if you know how to flow, yo/You got a pocket? I didn’t think so/Because you’re like an armadillo in the road, bro/Have you seen the movie hunger games?” And then it stops there.
But those rapper plans may need to go on hold for now, as his famous mom hopes to leave Brooklyn and move back South in the next few years. Blame it on her H-town roots…and the warm weather.
“I’m such a Southern girl. I plan on moving back in the next year or two, when it makes sense for Julez schoolwise. I think either Austin or New Orleans. Somewhere warm, for sure.”
Check out the full interview by picking up the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, but until then, you can see the full excerpt on their website.
Also, check out homegirl singing “Bad Girls” for Black Cab Sessions recently and let us know what you think!