Solange deletes Twitter account after defending Durham protestor
Solange Knowles may have garnered as many fans for her activism as she has for her music. In recent years, Solange has spoken out for the protection of Black lives and equity on numerous occasions, often through the unfiltered use of social media. Sadly, that may not happen nearly as often now.
Yesterday, Solange deleted her Twitter account but only after speaking out on the arrest of her “hero” Takiyah Thompson, who was arrested in Durham, N.C. for assisting protestors who tore down a Confederate statue.
“Deleting my twitter soon, but before I did when we gonna pull up?” Solange wrote. “What we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free.”
Solange Knowles last tweet on twitter as of today pic.twitter.com/JJQznDGJ6j
— H.I.M. ? (@gayysian) August 16, 2017
Solange promptly deleted her Twitter account after the post but that wasn’t the last fans heard from her for the day. She would later take to Instagram to deliver a lengthier post criticizing a system in a now-deleted Instagram post. But we’ve got screenshots!
“Been trying to study myself,” she wrote. “Been trying to practice self preservation during this time and not give racist ugly ass f–k bois who reek of citronella my energy so that I can preserve my spirit to perform this album. F– white supremacists. F–k Nazis. F–k your stale ass bland ass monuments.”
After Solange deleted her account, she posted this on Instagram pic.twitter.com/Z0AzuZK4ii
— petty labelle (@damourhaine) August 16, 2017
Solange, as well as anyone else in the struggle, has every right to step away as needed. Hopefully she’ll be back soon.