Solange to magazine: ‘Don’t touch my hair’, after they partly erase her hair on cover
By Eye Candy
October 20, 2017
How many times does she have to say it?
On Thursday, Solange clapped back at Evening Standard Magazine, which did a cover story on the singer using an image of her with large spiral earrings and gold pleated braids. The issue was that the original image, which Solange posted along with her clap-back, had a far more elaborate hairstyle featuring a magnificent crown, and Ms. Knowles had a clear message that is just as relevant as when she dropped the song of the same name on her acclaimed album A Seat At The Table: “Don’t Touch My Hair.”
Her brilliant third album was both a critical and commercial success, but Solange is as focused on art as she is on music. @saintrecords talks about the influence of her mother, retaining control and where she’s going next… PLUS: A non-stop 24 hours in the @claridgeshotel kitchen, Extreme makeover: the #JEREMYCORBYN edition, @gracedent eats at @CorebyClareSmyth, we take an #ESescape to the Isle of #Eriska AND @anthony_joshua ‘s #MYLONDON #ESmagazine x #Solange Photographers: @elliott.jerome + @dritch Stylist: @mindy_le_brock Hairstylist: @jogoeswest + @vernonfrancois
Ironically, the article itself bears the title: “Solange: ‘I Miss Out On Chances By Wanting Control Over My Body’”, and centers on the singer claiming bodily autonomy.
As the Huffington Post reports, the original crown represented the Orion constellation, which holds special meaning to the singer (her latest performance series was titled Orion’s Rise, and it is even tattooed on her inner right arm).
One of the writers of the piece, Angelica Bastien, publicly disowned the piece later on Twitter:
I am publicly disowning the Solange piece London Evening Standard published today. The entire piece was a fiasco despite my efforts.
— Angelica Jade (@angelicabastien) October 19, 2017