SOLANGE KNOWLES: My earliest love, which was sort of an obsession actually, was Nas. I was in seventh grade, I believe, when Nastradamus was out, and I took it pretty far. I listened to it — no, I mean, I actually was telling someone yesterday, I got suspended over Nas.
FRANNIE KELLEY: What?
KNOWLES: In eighth grade I went to a very, very Christian school. I had the God’s Son shirt-off poster in my locker — across the belly — and the dean told me that I needed to remove the poster because it was blasphemous. And I argued that if I did that the young lady two lockers down from me had to take down her Justin Timberlake poster because he had a cross tatted on his chest.
ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD: Nice.
KNOWLES: And I didn’t really see what the difference was there. So he told me he was giving me until Friday — it was a Wednesday. I went home, spoke with my parents about it and my parents actually gave me the choice and the freedom to stand by it and accept the repercussions if so, which was an in-school suspension. So I took that, I took that for Nas.
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