Solange Knowles is Fed Up

Solange Knowles is a huge fan of Brandy, but she apparently pissed off a white journalist when she expressed that Brandy should be the standard to evaluate R&B albums.

Stereogum writes:

Three years ago, Solange Knowles went on an instantly-infamous Twitter jag, attacking indie-rock-centric websites (like, presumably, this one) for presuming to know jack sh*t about R&B when their writers didn’t grow up with the stuff: “Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of R&B to write about R&B… Like you really should know about deep Brandy album cuts before you are giving a ‘grade’ or a ‘score’ to any R&B artist.” And now she’s gone back to double down on those words. On Twitter last night, Solange had some things to say about the music business and its history of exploiting black artists. And she had words, in particular for New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica (who, full disclosure, is a friend). Caramanica made some comment, at some point, about how the “Brandy album cuts” line amounted to Solange biting the hand that was feeding her.

Check out the tweets below (read from top to bottom):

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  1. I love her because she is consistence and you can tell she is always speaking genuinely and not seeking any attention.

  2. I’m not sure why people still keep trying to come for Solange. She’s not the one at all and you just have to respect it.

  3. Don’t bite the hand that feeds her? Is this white man serious? Does he not understand how much black people have contributed to all genres of music, including their favorite rock and roll? Ridiculous.

  4. I really appreciate the fact that Solange speaks her mind. She could easily stay quiet not to bring attention to Bey and Jay, but she doesn’t let that stop her from speaking up for black people. Very admirable.

  5. I really like Solange as shes genuine and speaks truth. It’s shameful her selfish sister kinda holds her back. But her time is up so hopefully Solange can shine in her own right.

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