Solange recently performed at the Sydney Opera house in Austraila where she gave a rousing performance from her hit album, A Seat At The Table. Solange took the time to thank many of her fans and made special mention of one fan in particular: Kelly Rowland.
She revealed to the crowd that the very first time she visited Austraila, she was the background dancer for Destiny’s Child at just 13 years old.
Solange shouted out Rowland by saying that whenever she’d write music as a teenager, others would encourage her to get her school work done instead. Rowland, however, would always listen.
Solange calls Rowland “super special” and revealed that the first songs she ever wrote professionally were actually on Rowland’s album.
Rowland is currently a judge on The Voice Austrailia and when talking about Solange’s music and message, she was very complimentary.
She called Beyonce’s younger sister “authentic” and laments what a joy it’s been to watch her grow and evolve into the artist she is today.
Rowland further praises Solange by saying that her music is a truly transcendent, emotive experience. The Destiny’s Child singer admits that the things Solange says in her songs have brought her to tears.
She goes on to say that she admires Solange because she really took the time to do things her way and grow as an artist and a person which allowed A Seat at The Table to be so authentic, groundbreaking and well received.
The sisterly love and connection that has been able to withstand over 20 years since the inception of Destiny’s Child, through Beyonce going solo and everyone having very different and separate careers, is nice to see. Deeply rooted support flows through all of these women.
Being truly seen, appreciated and honored for who they are as individuals and stars is a precious gift they freely give one another.