Solange just called out a magazine for photoshopping her hair

Frederick Owens
October 22, 2017

"It is an act of beauty, an act of convenience and an act of tradition", Solange mentions in the interview, adding that it is "its own art form". In the case of the latter, we've been especially blessed by her most recent comeback that centers around a simple statement: don't touch her hair. And yet, that is exactly what happened to Solange following her interview with the Evening Standard. There's just one problem.

Solange is not happy at all after Evening Standard Magazine photoshopped her hair for the cover.

In response, Solange posted the original photograph on Instagram yesterday, with guess what message.

"Don't touch my hair, when it's the feelings I wear". The decision to do so seems unusual for a number of reasons. Despite Solange's warning, they literally touched her crown, erasing it out of the cover image.

The photo shoot involved the musician donning an elaborate crown of braids, nodding to the track "Don't Touch My Hair" from her 2016 album A Seat at the Table, and its tribute to the powerful historical, cultural, and artistic legacy of black women braiding their hair.

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The Evening Standard shared the whole breathtaking photoshoot inside the magazine-seriously, I audibly gasped and was momentarily robbed of my breath-on its own Instagram feed and Solange's hair is intact in every photo. Spoiler: an bad lot.

This prompted several people to leave comments below the magazine's own post, asking why editors changed her hair. And while it doesn't seem like intentional white-washing, tidying up, or any other racially motivated decision to remove Solange's crowning glory took place, when a Knowles woman speaks up, you best listen.

The singer is styled in a set of blonde braids, courtesy of Joanne Petit-Frére and the Knowles sisters' longtime collaborator Vernon François.

One thing's for certain though: Her hair is a sight to behold.

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