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Solange fights back after hair is cropped in magazine shoot

Solange fights back after hair is cropped in magazine shoot

Solange at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

The London Evening Standard Magazine has apologized to Solange for editing out part of her elaborately arranged braids for the print cover of their most recent issue, which includes a feature on the singer.

Don't Touch My Hair is a song from Solange's album A Seat at the Table.

It's a odd move for the magazine, especially since Solange talks openly about the importance of braiding in the cover story itself.

As a musician and artist, Solange has an ability to clearly say-and sing-the things so many of us feel, but can't quite express.

In an interview a year ago, she explained how she believes hair, especially for black people is 'incredibly spiritual, and, energetically, it really encompasses and expresses who we are'.

The Evening Standard Magazine appears to have removed a braided crown from Knowles's head in its cover image this week.

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It turns out, however, that there was something missing from the picture.

Her post had the caption: 'dtmh (don't touch my hair) @eveningstandardmagazine'. Case in point: her song "Don't Touch My Hair" which beautifully embodies the complicated range of emotions that come with being exoticized because of your hair type or texture. She continues: "Don't touch my soul / When it's the rhythm I know".

As Teen Vogue pointed out, numerous singer's fans were equally as disappointed.

The Evening Standard did not immediately respond to a request for comment from HuffPost. "Would you believe they photoshopped the crown from the cover?"

A photographer from the shoot, Daria Kobayashi Ritch, also mentioned the controversy in an Instagram post that shows the magazine's edited cover, writing: "So incredibly honored that I got to photograph [Solange] for the cover of [Evening Standard]".

It's certainly a unusual move on the magazine's part, which has yet to explain why it chose to alter Solange's hair.

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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