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Solange Knowles Reveals the Artists She's Loving Right Now

Solange Knowles Reveals the Artists She's Loving Right Now

Solange Knowles works it on the cover of Billboard‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 31-year-old entertainer had to share:

On wanting more diversity: “I would like to see more diversity in all institutions, and I don’t just mean in music and art and fashion. I would like to see more people who look like me making decisions. But I certainly don’t subscribe to [awards] as the only way, best way or most important way to celebrate work. Through Saint Heron [a brand, founded by Solange, that encompasses a record label, online publisher, management company and more], we hope to uplift and empower and tell our story and celebrate each other every day.”

On which artists excite her right now:Tierra Whack. She sent me a shirt that says, ‘Tierra Whack is my mom,’ and I wear it proudly. I love Cardi B. I can’t wait to hear what her album sounds like. Moses [Sumney] and Kelela put out incredible projects last year. Azealia Banks is putting out new music. I think she’s phenomenal. I saw Missy [Elliott] and Busta [Rhymes] and Kelly [Rowland] are putting out a record [“Get It”] today, which I’m going home to listen to. Missy is… well, she’s my mom.”

On where she’s writing new music: “I’ve been working in Laurel Canyon, Topanga Canyon and Jamaica. I actually have been following Joni Mitchell. It has been really wild. The house that I was just recording in [in] Jamaica, I stayed there for four days. And then the last day, the owner was like, ‘You know that mural that’s downstairs in the spare bedroom that the engineer booth is in? Joni Mitchell painted that.’”

For more from Solange, visit Billboard.com.

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  • Stoni

    I wonder if she has went bat shit crazy again on Jay Z?

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  • gwen

    She looks ridiculous in that outfit.

  • gwen

    She looks ridiculous in that outfit.