Solange Knowles is a DJ and growing voice in the fashion industry. She recently sat down with ES magazine to talk about  family and her career.


On family and her parents reaction to her desire to live the domestic life at 17-years-old.

“I just loved being at home and being domestic. We [Daniel Smith and I] would have gotten married for sure anyway, but then I found out I was pregnant. We were crazy, impulsive teenagers and I was obviously craving some sort of stability. [My parents] were alarmed and frightened that [I] wanted to get married and have a kid, but I’d been working since I was 13. I was making my own money. I wasn’t really asking permission, and once they found out I was serious about it, they were supportive and amazing.”

On Beyonce and Solange’s vow to not give unsolicited parenting advice.

“I really feel like because I had my son so young, I didn’t want everyone’s help. I think people felt entitled to give advice, so I’m always very sensitive to moms and letting them feel their way out. But there have been times when she’ll ask, ‘Did Julez do this? Did this ever happen with Julez?’ And I’ll gladly give her advice.”

Solange’s relationship with Beyonce and Jay-Z.

“Actually, I invited them over for dinner tonight. I’m excited to see her; I haven’t seen her in a week and half. You know, my sister and I truly are best friends.”




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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