Solange calls out magazine for altering her hair in cover shot
Solange recently posed for the cover of the London Evening Standard Magazine, but while she had worn her hair in a beautiful braided crown for the picture, that crown was omitted from the actual cover itself.
Solange posted a picture of the original image along with the caption “dtmh,” an abbreviation for “Don’t Touch My Hair,” which is also the title of a song from her most recent album. She was also sure to tag the magazine in her post so that they would be sure to see her displeasure.
Further providing irony to the situation, the article, which was posted Thursday, was called “Solange: ‘I Miss Out On Chances By Wanting Control Over My Body’” and focused on the imagery that Solange portrays and the way she uses her body.
Solange was sure to point this out, even posting an excerpt from the article that specifically talked about braiding:
“Braiding is important to Knowles. It is an ‘act of beauty, an act of convenience and an act of tradition’ ― it is ‘its own art form,’ she adds. Every black woman has a personal journey with her own hair, and for Knowles it began in her mother’s salon which was a refuge ― a ‘spare bedroom so to speak’ for her as a young girl. Growing up there was pivotal. “I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way,” she said. “It wasn’t just about the hair. It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling.”
Solange said that the crown was supposed to represent the Orion constellation, which has special significance to her and is even tattooed on her arm.
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