Solange is once again coming to the rescue of her older and more famous sister Beyonce. The outspoken singer, writer and producer in her own right, took to Twitter recently to try and explain why her sister didn’t let the world know earlier what she had done with the money she made for performing at a private party held by the Gaddafi family back in 2009.
According to Solo, their mother, Tina Knowles, taught them to give quietly, just as the Bible states.
Read her tweets below…
Who knew Solange had this type of soul in her? I sure didn’t. The singer, who recently parted from her record label, has been quiet for a while- but now she is back with a sound that in my opinion suits her a lot more than those Amy Whinehouse 1960 knock-offs she recorded on her last album. Solange has gone all sexy on us and recorded “Stillness Is The Move”- a tune originally recorded by Indie Rock band Dirty Projectors. You’ll also hear a sample of Erykah Badu’s “Bag Lady” in the background, which really gives the song it’s pop.
Check out Solange’s version above and click “Dirty Projectors” up top to listen to their version. Honestly, you will wonder how Solange turned such a simple sounding song into this soulful R n’ B masterpiece.
Solange is covering the latest digital edition of Honey Magazine. The singer shot a fabulous fashion spread for the mag and gave a great interview where she spoke openly about her music, her personal life and the backlash she experienced when she abruptly cut her hair earlier this years.
On her [supposed] relationship with Wale
“Wale is definitely not my boyfriend.”
On who she would like to work with musically in the future
“I would love to work with Pharell or Kanye West because I think they’re incredibly talented. They could probably go as left as they want to and I would be that artist that would say, I don’t care.”
On why she decided to cut off her hair
“I was pretty much at the point where I needed the change and I needed to focus my energy on more productive arenas. I was putting too much into my appearance and I needed to make this about growth and going to the next stage of my life.”
Click here to read the entire interview… it really is quite good.
Solange and her sister Beyonce Knowles attended an event in Japan today, where she [Solange] showed up in a fab pair of heels. Everyone on the ‘net has been going crazy over them, and want to know What She Wore!
Click here to see more pics:: Solange & Her Moschino Heels Visit Japan
Solange has been busy these past few days singing, dancing, and attending some of NY Fashion Week’s best shows. She first attended the 6th Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards at the Allen Room at Lincoln Center in NYC on Wednesday night. There, she walked the red carpet with Editor in Chief of Womans Day Magazine, Jane Chesnutte, and gal pal Adrienne Bailon of The Cheetah Girls. Both singers looked fab — Solange in a flirty ruffled strapless red mini-dress, and Valentino Satin Pearl Sandals; Adrienne in a BCBG Max Azria LBD, and patent leather YSL Tribute Two Pumps.
Last night definitely had it’s series of unfortunate events (never thought I’d ever say that!), in Hollywood-Land. First ‘Swagger Like Us’ singer M.I.A. was set to perform, despite her pregnancy due date being on the same night. Then, we hear of Usher’s decision to skip the award show, because of his wife’s plastic surgery mishap in Brazil. But, the worst of all was when we found out Rihanna, fashionista extraordinaire, was skipping out also. So, since she decided to not to show, we’re one brown sista short on this best dressed list — ‘cuz you already know she was was gonna be one of the best!
Singer Solange Knowles and actress Meagan Good helped ring in the new year by attending Jamie Foxx’s Intuition release party at the Karu & Y in Miami Florida. Solange, proving that she is no longer willing to be in big sister Beyonce’s fashion shadow, showed up looking spectacular in a creme colored mini and a pair of Chanel two toned ankle boots. Actress Meagan Good was no slouch either, but started 2009 off the way she ended 2008- in repeat mode. The “Unborn” co-star once again donned her black latex leggings and her well worn Matsonic T-strap pumps.
Solange has had a very exciting year. She released her sophomore album, ‘Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams’, and shot some amazing videos to go along. Though she sometimes drives a stake through my heart with her “unique” ensembles, I have to admit that she is a great dresser, and has an amazingly broad sense of style.
MTV taped the final episode of their once hugely popular video countdown show, TRL, yesterday in their Times Square studio. As perviously reported Beyonce was on hand to perform, while Teyana Taylor stopped by to share her very short memories of the show. I had heard a slew of Brown Sistas were due to make an apeearance, including Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Ashanti- neither of those women were there however. Other big names who represented TRL over the years were also absent. Britney and Christina were the most notable no shows, as were the boy bands who helped make that show so popular back in the late 90s. The only people who did seem to turn out were rappers. Diddy, Nelly and Snoop were all on hand- even though the TRL crowd never showed these artists any real love.
Another day, another awards show to report about. The 2008 World Music Awards were held earlier this evening in Monte-Carlo and lots of Brown Sistas were on hand to represent. While Michelle Williams was spotted walking the red carpet and co- hosting the event, acts like Estelle, Alicia Keys, Solange and Beyonce were given the opportunity to rock the stage- and rock it they did. Beyonce opened the show with her hit Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and from there things just got better. Estelle, who is truly an international star, performed a medley of her hits and also walked away with the award for Best New R n’ B Act. Alicia Keys and Solange also performed and Alicia walked away with the award for Best R n’ B Artist.
The 2008 MTV Europe Awards were held earlier this evening and British singer Estelle, as well as Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Solange, were on hand to represent for Brown Sistas. Beyonce showed up for the awards accompanied by her sister Solange and Sasha Fierce’s robo-hand. She would later take to the stage and give a riveting performance of her new single, If I Were A Boy, which by the way dropped down to #3 on the charts this week. Estelle also performed her international smash hit American Boy, along with rapper Kanye West. Click here to check out Beyonce’s performance and here to view Estelle & Kanye’s performance. Pics from the event can be seen on the next page.
* So, I’ve chosen my fave looks from last week’s star-studded events. It’s obvious that I pretty much like them all, but I wanna see how you all feel.
Kerry – She was spotted last week @ an NYC fashion event, wearing a black Marchesa Resort 2009 gown, with jeweled embellishments. She was def one of the best out the bunch!
Solange – Solo looks super-cute in this belted 3.1 Phillip Lim mini-dress, and Miu Miu Dragonfly sandals. I love her hair, and she no doubt wore this better than the last few.
Ciara – Receiving Billboard Mag’s “Woman of the Year” award, Ci posed for the cameras in what I feel is an amazing business-fashionable ensemble! She wore a fitted white blazer, crisp black bustier dress, and a fab pair of Balenciaga’s Escarpin booties, straight from Balenciaga’s Fall 2008 line. She too, wore this better than her competition.
The 25th Annual MTV Video Music Awards were held last night in Los Angeles, California and R n’ B divas were in full effect. Rihanna took to the stage, while Solange, Keri Hilson, D. Woods and many others showed up for the festivities. Rihanna, pictured to your right, wowed the paparazzi with her red carpet outfit, and then later wowed the VMA audience with her performance of Disturbia, and Live Your Life, which she collaborates on with rapper T.I. Rihanna didn’t take home any awards this year, but Erykah Badu’s Honey video did win for Best Video Direction. Pics from the red carpet and show can be seen on the next page, with many more added to our gallery.