For a long time, many people have felt that Solange would never be able to escape Beyonce’s shadow.
That was until her last studio album, and her rise to stardom in the fashion industry.
The interesting thing is Tina Knowles Lawson wanted Solange to realize she’s just as important as her big sister when they were just small children.
So she made sure both received counseling.
During an interview with Maria Shriver, Tina touched on this.
This is what she had to say when she opened up about making sure Solange got enough attention:
I was very sensitive to that because I grew up where I felt like my mom liked my brother more. And she loved him more. So I was really sensitive to it. So I had days I devoted to – on Wednesday I took off work and that was Solange’s day. She was a lot younger than Beyoncé.
It was tough because Beyoncé was this little superstar in our city.
I took them to counseling. Very early. So that the counselor could help Beyoncé be more sensitive to Solange because she couldn’t stand her for a minute. You know, when they were little, when she was 5, she was all in her stuff, she was trying to hang around her and her friends. Beyoncé was really irritated. But it made her more sensitive to who her sister was and what she had to deal with because of her.
While the decision made sense to Tina, her family thought she made a bad call.
My family was like, ’You’re going to make them crazy because they’re too young for you to take them.’ But I wanted Beyoncé to be sensitive to the fact that Solange had to deal with being a little bit in her shadow. And it made her way more sensitive and protective.
And they’re still fiercely protective of each other.
Check out the video below.
Counseling/therapy benefits us all.