Solange visited Angie Martinez radio show in NYC. She opened up about living in New Orleans, her parenting skills and Juelz eyeing a rapping career.
On if she can hang out in New Orleans with Beyonce and Jay Z
We can! Even when they were there for the Super Bowl, we went out to eat a lot. We did a lot of stuff that stayed under the radar. People from New Orleans are extremely prideful, so even if they are curious, they aren’t going to let you know. I appreciate that.
On getting Beyonce and Kelly to beat up one of her bullies
When I was in 7th or 8th grade, there was this one kid, he was so obnoxious. Constantly kinda bullying. Doing the most. Actually, my mom came and was a chaperone on a field trip. Called her the B word. I wrote petitions to get this kid out of school. His name was Brandon. I remember that little…So one day, “No, No, No” had just came out. The remix [with Wyclef], part two. And I did say, ‘My sister’s gonna come here and you’re gonna be really surprised who she is.’ ‘Cause I had been telling my sister and Kelly, ‘Y’all gotta come check this kid.’ Of course he’s not paying attention to anything that I say, but they pulled up. I will never forget the face that Brandon made. I can’t even recreate it. They were coming to beat him up. But it was Destiny’s Child who was coming to beat him up. It was a wide range of emotions.
On disciplining her 9 year old son Julez
I actually really, really limit what he can have access to. He just got an iPad for Christmas. That was his grandma gift. [He doesn't have a phone]. Hell no. Ten maybe is the age. I think maybe once I let him walk to school that would be an appropriate time [to get him a phone.]
I feel like moving him to New Orleans and putting him in school there was a good move for keeping him humble. He just around a lot of sweet, nice, normal kids. And also around a lot of kids who get disciplined. May have similar discipline. [I don't discipline him] often, but if he gets completely out of line and I’ve tried the three steps which is like, the look, the talk is one. Two is taking away something that’s of value to him. And three, if one and two didn’t work, you need your butt popped. Maybe twice, three times a year.
On Julez rapping
He writes raps like crazy. Hov said he has some potential. He doesn’t freestyle, he’s a writer. He takes the Eminem approach, like as many words as he can put into one bar is the goal. Very fast, very smart, lot of syllables. It’s crazy though because he writes melodies first for his raps, which is what Jay was saying that all of the great rappers do. He carves out his melodies and then he puts his words to them. It’s cute.