Singer Solange Knowles has blasted and told a magazine “don’t touch my hair”- after it appeared to digitally remove some of her braids on its front cover. The singer’s elaborate hairstyle seems to have been altered on the front of the Evening Standard Magazine.Solange posted an original version of the image on Instagram, with the caption “dtmh (don’t touch my hair) @eveningstandardmagazine”.
Don’t Touch My Hair is a song from Solange’s album A Seat at the Table.In a series of Instagram stories – which only last for 24 hours – Solange elaborated on the Evening Standard front cover controversy. In the first screenshot, she highlights where the braids should have been by circling an area above her head.She then posted parts of the interview where she is quoted as saying that braiding is an “act of beauty, an act of convenience and an act of tradition – its own art form”. Additionally, in a series of tweets, the journalist who interviewed Solange has also criticised the magazine for the article.She told her followers she was “publicly disowning” the piece as it was a “fiasco despite my efforts. I told my editors to take my name off of the byline because they distorted my work and reporting in ways that made me very uncomfortable.”Photo Credit: Getty