Published Aug 16, 2017Solange was among the first high-profile artists to denounce the violence and hatred in Charlottesville, VA, on social media this past weekend, but the A Seat at the Table singer has since deleted her Twitter account.
Yesterday evening (August 15), Solange hinted that she would be disappearing from the 140-character platform, but first shared her support for Durham, NC, protestor Takiyah Thompson.
Thompson, a 22-year-old North Carolina Central University student helped orchestrate the toppling of a Confederate veterans monument outside the town's old courthouse, and was subsequently arrested.
"That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in and it had to go," she told reporters.
Solange deemed Thompson her "new hero," and implored her followers to help free the protestor. Contributions to Thompson's legal defence can be made here.
Solange Knowles last tweet on twitter as of today pic.twitter.com/JJQznDGJ6j— H.I.M. 💋 (@gayysian) August 16, 2017
After signing off from Twitter, Solange reappeared online to share a message via her Instagram story. In it, she blasts "racist ugly ass fuck bois who reek of citronella" and denounces white supremacists, Nazis and "stale ass bland ass monuments."
She continues, pondering the merits of the American educational system for her son and says she is "thinking about demanding he not be required to take 'American History' because its deep dark rooted ugliness continues to live right now, right before our eyes."
Read her powerful message in its entirety below.
After Solange deleted her account, she posted this on Instagram pic.twitter.com/Z0AzuZK4ii— petty labelle (@damourhaine) August 16, 2017