Solange Knowles Talks Handing Out Spankings & Beyonce Helping Her With Bullies On HOT 97
Solange Knowles chopped it up with Angie Martinez over at Hot 97 yesterday. Find out what she had to say about believing in spanking to discipline her 10-year-old, her part-time move to New Orleans, and how her big sis shut down bullies....
Solo is now living part time in New Orleans (hence her southern fried music and artistry style these days). And she's loving it.
The Saint Heron Records leader laughed about being able to fit in saying, "I live in New Orleans part time. I actually blend very well. There's some characters in New Orleans who walk around in a tin man outfit."
And if her big sister Beyonce and her brother in law Jay-Z can ever come and visit, she said of course!
"Even when they were there for Superbowl, we went out to eat a lot and we stayed under the radar. People from New Orleans are extremely prideful. Even if they are kinda curious, they won't let you know."
Here are the rest of the highlights:
On if she's ever used her "Knowles last name" card
"When I was in 7th or 8th grade, I used the card because there was this one kid who was so obnoxious and was constantly kinda bullying and doing the most . My mom came on a trip as a chaperone and called her the B-word. This kid was out of control. I wrote petitions to get this kid named Brandon out of school. So one day, and "No No No Part 2" had just come out, I did say my sister is gonna come here and you're going to be really surprised who she is. I kept telling my sister and Kelly [Rowland], 'You gotta come check this kid." Of course he wasn't paying any attention to what I had to say. They pulled up and I would never forget the face Brandon made. They were coming to beat him up, he was sick. It was DESTINY'S CHILD coming to beat him up. I loved it so much."
She said she never had to pull the card again, but did have to pull up her Wikipedia page to prove her age in order to get into a bar when she forgot her ID. She said, "I didn't feel good about it at all."
On parenting 9-year-old Julez and not being afraid to hand out a spanking
"I really limit what he can have access to. He just got an iPad for Christmas. That was Grandma's gift. Hell no, he doesn't have a phone. I feel like moving to New Orleans and putting him in school there was a good move in keeping in humble. He's around a lot of sweet, nice normal kids. And also around kids who get disciplined.
If he gets completely out of line, I do the 3 steps. 1 is the look and talk. 2 is taking away something of value to him. 3, you need your butt popped. You don't have to do it often, like twice or three times a year. And he remembers it."
On Julez's musical abilities
He is [into music], but it's terrifying. He writes raps like crazy. Hov said he had some potential. He doesn't freestyle, he's a writer. And he takes the Eminem approach--as many words as he can put in a bar, however many syllables. It's interesting because he writes melodies first. And Jay said all the great rappers do that.
On the meaning of her record label
Saint Heron is a double meaning. I named by label Saint Records. And I started googling black saints. Saint Heron was actually an Egyptian martyr and simultaneously I was reading Gil Scott Heron. [New Orleans artist Rashaad Newsome did the Saint Heron artwork.]
Check out the full interview below:
Photo: Saint Heron's IG