Beyonce, Solange and Kelly. (photo: SGranitz/WireImage)
Family has always come first for Beyoncé.
During an interview with Angie Martinez on New York's Hot 97, Solange Knowles recalled asking her older sister to confront a bully at school.
"When I was in like 7th, 8th grade, I used the card because there was this one kid who was so obnoxious. He was constantly kinda bullying, doing the most," Solange said. "Actually, my mom came as a chaperone on a field trip. [He] called her the b-word. This kid was just out of control. I wrote petitions to get this kid out of school. Really couldn't stand this kid. His name was Brandon."
After attempting to resolve the problem herself, Solange asked Beyoncé and fellow Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland to intervene.
"And one day – and 'No, No, No' had just come out, the remix, part 2. And I did say like, 'My sister's gonna come here, and you gone be really surprised who she is.' 'Cause I had been telling my sister and Kelly, like, 'Y'all gotta come check this kid.' Of course he's not paying attention to anything that I say."
Solange felt vindicated the day Beyoncé and Kelly came to the school to defend her, catching Brandon off guard.
"I will never forget the face that Brandon made," she said. "I can't even recreate it."
As Solange suspected, Brandon had no idea that Solange's elder sister was a new R&B superstar.
"It was just like, they were coming to beat him up. But it was Destiny's Child coming to beat him up," she said. "So it was really a wide range of emotions. I love it so much."
During her chat with Angie, Solange also discussed her compilation, "Saint Heron," motherhood, and hanging out with Beyoncé and Jay Z.
Watch Solange talk calling Beyoncé for backup at 2:30 mark:
- Solange Knowles
- Angie Martinez
- Kelly Rowland