Solange Addresses Racism in Music Industry

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Solange performs at House of Blues on Aug. 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Three years ago, Solange Knowles went on a passionate Twitter spree in response to white male indie bloggers poorly assessing Brandy’s then-recent album Two Eleven. She tweeted then, “Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of R&B to write about R&B.” At the time, New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica apparently suggested in a podcast that Solange’s comments were akin to “biting the hand that feeds her.” 

Three years later, Brandy is readying her follow-up. Solange’s website/label Saint Heron posted a lengthy interview with Brandy, which stirred up certain feelings in Solange, who took to Twitter to say more on the matter. Yesterday (Feb. 4), Solange put out another series of tweets that tackled racism within the music industry and even pointedly addressed Caramanica. 

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Read all of the tweets below. Billboard reached out to Caramanica for comment.