After TMZ acquired footage of Solange hitting Jay Z in an elevator after the 2014 Met Gala, the New Orleans-based singer found herself in the middle of a media scandal. Save for an official statement released by her PR team (in tandem with Jay Z and Beyonce), Solange has been silent on the spectacle until today. She covers Lucky Magazine‘s August 2014 issue and inside, she gives a very guarded quote about the fight, stressing that they’ve reached a resolution:
“What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
She also credited her family for inspiring her style, saying:
“When I look back at old pictures, my dad was always smartly dressed, my mom had the most elegant, beautiful style, and my sister was very into the ’90s Cross Colours look, and I…’ says Solange,”just had all of these different things inside me… It’s interesting how the past comes back full circle and then it becomes more refined.”
As for music, she reveals that her next album will take a new direction:
”The music is changing… My last EP, True, was about the overall vibe—the message was fun. This one, I really want you to hear what I’m saying. I want you to hear me.’”
It’s clear she wants the focus to remain on her music and extraordinary style, and hopes to put the elevator fight behind her. Do you think the public will oblige her?