Solange has a transparent message for the London Evening Standard: Don’t contact my hair.
On the duvet of the most recent factor of the Evening Standard Magazine, the singer is observed dressed in a white ruffled get dressed, daring pearl earrings and a swish, braided coiffure.
However, in the similar symbol posted to her non-public Instagram web page on Thursday (observed above), Solange could also be proven donning a gorgeous braided crown that didn’t make an look at the mag quilt. She captioned her photograph “dtmh,” an abbreviation for “Don’t Touch My Hair,” the identify of a track from her acclaimed newest album. She additionally tagged the Evening Standard Magazine’s Instagram deal with.
This triggered a number of other folks to go away feedback underneath the mag’s personal put up, asking why editors modified her hair.
The tale itself ― posted on-line Thursday with the headline “Solange: ‘I Miss Out On Chances By Wanting Control Over My Body’” ― focuses closely at the singer’s autonomy and the significance she puts on her imagery.
Solange highlighted the irony of this via posting the general quilt symbol to her Instagram tales Thursday and circling the place the crown as soon as was once. She then integrated screenshots from the interview that quote her speaking concerning the price she puts on black hair and braiding.
Below is an excerpt from the tale Solange posted:
“Braiding is important to Knowles. It is an ‘act of beauty, an act of convenience and an act of tradition’ ― it is ‘its own art form,’ she adds. Every black woman has a personal journey with her own hair, and for Knowles it began in her mother’s salon which was a refuge ― a ‘spare bedroom so to speak’ for her as a young girl. Growing up there was pivotal. “I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way,” she stated. “It wasn’t just about the hair. It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling.”
The crown itself is supposed to constitute the Orion constellation, which Solange stated is one thing that holds particular that means to her. It is what impressed the identify of her newest efficiency collection, Orion’s Rise, and it’s even tattooed on her interior proper arm.
Following screenshots from the tale, the singer shared a number of photographs of elaborate black hairstyles via Joanne Petit-Frére, some of the stylists who designed Solange’s hair for the Evening Standard quilt shoot.
The tale’s on-line byline first of all integrated writers Lizzie Edmond and Angelica Bastien, the latter of whom posted a sequence of tweets on Thursday pronouncing she had a nasty enjoy operating in this tale and was once disenchanted within the printed piece.
The Evening Standard didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from HuffPost.