Solange Knowles slams New York Times critic in Twitter tirade

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Solange Knowles is so done with New York Times pop music critic Jon Caramanica.

In an earlier Twitter rant, Knowles brought up that time when “indie White guys” joked about her bringing up Brandy album cuts.

“Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of R&B to write about R&B,” she wrote on Twitter. “Like you really should know about deep Brandy album cuts before you are giving a “grade” or a “score” to any R&B artist.”

Well, apparently Caramanica saw that and said that she was “biting the hand that feeds her,” which prompted an epic Twitter rant from Knowles.

“The music business was built brick by brick off the backs, shoulders, heart ache and pain, of black people, and everyone is just exhausted,” she said. “Last two days has brought up so much emotion, recalling when it was made a joke by “indie white guys” that I brought up Brandy album cuts. When to be honest, don’t you ever dare speak that 6 letter name, without understanding the value. The blasphemy.”

She then directed her rage more specifically against Caramanica, saying, “Don’t you EVER tell a Black woman, not to ‘Bite the hand that feeds you’ while speaking in reference to white people. My father ‘fed me’ when he was hosed down and forced to walk on hot pavement barefoot in civil rights marches in Alabama. With all due respect, the people who you named were responsible for my ‘success’ wish they could feed me half of what growing up in 3rd Ward.”