Beyoncé & Solange's rare joint interview will make you want to call your sis
It feels less like an interview and more like eavesdropping on a private conversation
We love Beyoncé. We love Solange. Separately, they are great musicians and also seem like genuinely beautiful humans. But together? Oh, my lord, they are perfect.
Recently, the pair gave a joint interview to Interview magazine and we cannot stress how rare this is. When was the last time you read an interview with Beyoncé? Probably never, because she doesn't give them. Like, ever.
However, when Solange asked her to be her interviewer, Bey obviously couldn't say no. As the ensuing interview has proven, the sister love is extremely strong. We get the feeling they'd do pretty much anything for one another.
Technically, the format was to be big sis' asking the question and lil' sis' giving the answers. And, for the most part, that was how it went down. But at other times, it dissolved into the most heart-wrenchingly beautiful back-and-forth between the two.
The interview covers everything: from making music, to growing up as a Knowles (an experience that we are now more jealous of than ever), to the kinds of things you never imagine celebrities doing, like attending parent-teacher meetings and watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Bey starts out by talking about how happy she is to be giving the interview, because she's "clearly" Solange's #1 fan:
"Well, it is a bit strange, because we're sisters and we talk all the time, to be interviewing you. But I'm so happy to interview you because, clearly, I'm your biggest fan and I'm super proud of you...
"I remember thinking, "My little sister is going to be something super special," because you always seemed to know what you wanted."
Beyoncé then goes on to praise Solange's music, and in particular her most recent album, A Seat at the Table, which Beyoncé says "brought tears to [her] eyes."
Beyoncé: "You write your own lyrics, you co-produce your own tracks, you write your own treatments for your videos, you stage all of your performances, all of the choreography... Where does the inspiration come from?"
Solange: "...Growing up in a household with a master class such as yourself definitely didn't hurt. And, as far back as I can remember, our mother always taught us to be in control of our voice and our bodies and our work, and she showed us that through her example."
Obviously, the close relationship between interviewer and interviewee in this case paved the way for some pretty intimate insights. At times it feels less like reading an interview and more like eavesdropping on a private conversation. And some of the questions Bey asks are straight-up sisterly gold:
Beyoncé: "What is the funniest text you got from our mom this week? [both laugh] That's too personal, never mind. You've got to love Mama Tina. How does it feel to have the dopest wedding photo of all time?"
While we can vouch for whole interview being cute AF, the ending is cuter than a basket of Golden Retriever pups in bows. Just a warning, if you're reading this on public transport you're going to want to hug your neighbour.
Beyoncé: "And honestly, growing up, how did I do as a big sister?"
Solange: "You did a kickass job. You were the most patient, loving, wonderful sister ever..."
Beyoncé: "I was expecting something funny, but I'll take it. Thank you."
If you'll excuse us, we've gotta go and call our families.
(You can read the full interview here.)