Solange Addresses Elevator Fight, Talks New Album: ‘I Want You to Hear Me’

By Kevin Rutherford

The Knowles-Carter families already released a joint statement long ago addressing the now-famous Met Gala elevator incident, but that’s not stopping some media outlets from pressing the issue — including, most recently, Lucky magazine.

In the interview for the magazine’s August issueSolange graces its cover — Beyoncé‘s younger sister references the incident in which she punched and kicked Jay Z while her sister took idly by, but there’s little new information tendered other than what had already been noted in the original statement.

“What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she said. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”

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In the original statement, the families noted that “families have problems and we’re no different,” and that “our family has worked through it.”

But that’s not all the interview touches on, of course — Solange revealed that she’s been working on material for a new album, which is due out this fall.

Knowles visited a sugar plantation in New Iberia, La., outside New Orleans, where her grandparents are from, to write new songs for the record, which will be her third and first since 2008’s Sol-Angel and the St. Hadley Dreams, though she released an EP, True, in 2012.

“My last EP, True, was about the overall vibe — the message was fun,” she said of the new album. “This one, I really want you to hear what I’m saying. I want you to hear me.”


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