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ET Flashback! Solange Knowles: 'I'm Gonna Make Mistakes'

Back in 2008, long before the elevator altercation seen around the world, Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles was just a guest star on The Ghost Whisperer -- but was already preparing herself for the media frenzy.

"No. 1, I always acknowledge that I'm 22 years old and that I'm gonna make mistakes as everybody else does," Solange, now 27, told ET when asked about all the cameras that surround celebrities in this day in age. "I'm gonna live to a certain extent of normalcy. I learned how to sort of embrace my mistakes, laugh about them and keep it moving."

The singer/actress added, "But as far as the constant attention, I think that the main key is just to be really comfortable with who you are first, and really learn yourself."

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Speaking on all the media attention, "It really doesn't bother me at all. Just the sense of privacy is the one thing that really kind of gets redundant. ...I'm really good at telling people 'no.' I have a lot of, 'I don't give a what in my cup.'"

ET's interview with Solange, which was conducted around six years ago, now seems almost like a premonition, given this week's headlines. Footage taken from a security camera in an elevator in New York's Standard Hotel was released on Monday that allegedly shows the singer attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z. The incident reportedly took place the night of the Met Gala, May 5, at an after-party.

What do you think of Solange's quotes on life in the limelight? Does she practice what she preaches?

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