By: Taren Vaughan
Did Solange Knowles‘ afro wig get her a pat down in a Florida airport? Although the younger sister of pop sensation Beyonce’ Knowles, Solange Knowles has found her own place in the biz. Singing, acting and now a DJ, Solange has tried her hand at numerous things, even when it comes down to the hairstyles that she wears, Solange Knowles’ afro wig being one of her latest do’s. And while Solange is managing to find her own success, she still continues to draw comparisons to her big sister which she admitted doesn’t bother her much. As the Beyonce’ comparisons may not irritate her, people talking slick about President Obama and pinning her as the spokesperson for natural hair sure does ruffle her feathers much as Solange has been very vocal about both things. Although she does not think of herself as the spokesperson for women with natural hair, Solo takes much pride in hers as she continues to remain relaxer free. When she’s not rockin’ her own natural head of hair, Solange can be spotted wearing afro wigs, sticking to the natural look that she has had going on a for a minute now. As Solange probably never thought of her afro wig as a place to stash things, security at a Florida airport apparently did as they gave Solange Knowles’ afro wig a full fledged pat down:
Singer-turned-Dj Solange Knowles faced a humiliating pat down at a Florida airport on Wednesday (14Nov12) after security guards demanded to search her afro wig.
Beyonce’s younger sister was on her way to board a flight out of Miami when she was asked to remove her hairpiece to prove she wasn’t hiding any prohibited items under the afro.
A stunned Knowles later took to her Twitter.com blog to share her astonishment with fans, posting a link to a 2011 news article about a woman who was subjected to similar treatment by Transport Security Administration (TSA) officials at an airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alongside the website address, she tweeted, “I kid you not. This just happened to me.”
She later added, “Discrim-FRO-nation (sic). My hair is not a storage drawer. Although, guess I couuld (sic) hide a joint up in here.”
However, Knowles refused to let the incident upset her and instead had a little Twitter fun with her followers by playing a game she called, “What did TSA find in Solange’s Fro?”.
What do you think about the pat down Solo’s afro got? Was airport security just doing their job or did they go a little too far?