Did you know Solange told Interscope “Fawk You” so much they just let her off the label? That’s just one of many fun facts we discovered after reading a recent New York Magazine feature on the youngest Knowles sister.
Here are a few choice excerpts…
On Her New EP True:
She is paying for her own EP. She parted ways with her record company, Interscope, after her last album, 2008’s Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, sold poorly. But the split was mutual: She felt trapped, particularly when Interscope tried to block her unlicensed cover of a Dirty Projectors song. “I wasn’t actually selling it. I was just putting it out,” she says. “Lil Wayne was on the same [parent] label, rapping over every single person’s songs on all of his mixtapes, and no one ever complained because I’m sure he just put it out and said ‘Fawk you.’ I was saying ‘Fawk you’ so much that they were like, ‘Well, you don’t have to be here.’” Interscope released her from her contract even though she still owed them albums.
Hit the flip for details on her relationship with director Alan Ferguson and her reasons for moving Julez to Brooklyn.