Solange Knowles on living in New Orleans: 'It is also one of those things you can't put into words'

Though Beyoncé's younger sister Solange Knowles relocated to New Orleans about three years ago, the songstress can't stop raving about the Crescent City.

"I really, really love it there," Solange said to Vogue about her life in New Orleans. "It is also one of those things you can’t put into words, you can’t really put your finger on what is so magical about it."

Wrapping up an eventful Mardi Gras season where the singer rode as the honorary Muse for the Krewe of Muses, Solange spoke with Vogue Magazine at New York Fashion Week about this year's parade fun.

Solange disclaimed the national media's protrayal of scandalous Mardi Gras parties, saying Mardi Gras is cultural, Vogue reports. One of the highlights was this year's Zulu parade and ball.

"On Fat Tuesday there is a huge parade called Zulu, and it’s really interesting because way back in the city’s history, black people were only allowed to be in the parade if they were in grass skirts or other stereotypical costumes," Solange told Vogue. "So Zulu satirizes that, and those stereotypes are taken back."

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