Just after 8 p.m. Tuesday night, Solange Knowles chose to delete her Twitter account in.
Just before deleting her account, Solange put out a call for support for a 22-year-old student, named Takiyah Thompson. Thompson had been arrested and charged with two felonies in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue over the weekend. One of the reasons Solange notes for deleting her account is that she has, “been trying to practice self preservation during this time and not give racist ugly ass fuck bois who reek of citronella my energy so that I can perform this album.”
Along with her Twitter account, she had posted a lengthy Instagram story which featured a screenshot of her Notes app where she shared her reflections on the importance of self-worth, the future of her 12-year-old son, and this past weekend’s events in Charlottesville and the current tension across the country.
Solange Knowles last tweet on twitter as of today pic.twitter.com/JJQznDGJ6j
— Mateo Thee Sawayama (@slayzian) August 16, 2017
After Solange deleted her account, she posted this on Instagram pic.twitter.com/Z0AzuZK4ii
— dex (@pairolleth) August 16, 2017
Solange has frequently used her voice to speak out on social issues and her album from last year, A Seat at the Table, was championed for her incredible depiction and reflections on being a Black woman in America.
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.