The journey to superstardom started early for Beyoncé and Solange. Their mother. Tina Lawson, noticed how Bey's fame as a child impacted her daughter's sisterly bond and immediately moved into action.
During a chat with Maria Shriver, Lawson opened up about the steps she took to ensure that her daughter's didn't let fame lead to any sibling rivalaries.
“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,” she explained.
Dishing on the steps she took to ensure her daughters were equipped to deal with Bey's rising notoriety, Lawson added, "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 five, 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.”
Judging from how close Beyoncé and Solange appear to be, it's pretty clear that Tina Lawson made the right choice.
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