The singer, fashion maven and tastemaker has never been one to hold her tongue on hot button issues including race, feminism and social justice. The wife and mom took to Twitter to shut down the myth of the angry Black woman, using the sad encounter she had at an EDM concert with her family as an example.
Solo recalls that she and her group were among the 20 black people out of the 1500 in attendance at a Kraftwerk concert in New Orleans. While getting up to dance with her son, Solange says a group of 4 white women behind her demanded that she sit down. Once she refused, the women continued to antagonize her family and went so far as to throw a lime at her.
“We are at an ELECTRONIC and dance music concert and you are telling me…not asking me…to sit down. In front of my child,” Solange says of the situation. “I’m just going to share my experience so that maybe someone will understand why many of us don’t feel safe in many white spaces. We don’t ‘bring’ the drama. Fix yourselves.”
“Peeps try to give you POC a “U can only speak out racism 3 strikes…or U r the problem” card. Some can kind of trust you the first 3 times,” she continued. “But surely after that, YOU are the problem.”
Solange is certainly no stranger to putting her wokeness on display. Bey’s little sister has proudly used her platform to speak out against police brutality and encouraged her followers to switch over to Black owned banks.
1. In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she identifies as sexually fluid, telling Paper magazine, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
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2. Ricky Martin shocked the world when he came out as gay in 2010. The father of two once revealed, “I know that I like both men and women, I’m against sexual labels.”
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3. After photos surfaced of her making out with Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne came clean about her bisexuality, saying, “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
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4. Frank Ocean captivated the world with his songs about love and women. When he opened up about his experience falling in love with a guy, he garnered the attention of many more.
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5. Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the beginning of her career. After naysayers claimed it was all for marketing, she said, “This is who I am and who I have always been.”
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6. After coming under fire for using the F bomb multiple times on social media, Azealia Banks defended herself, saying “I can’t be homophobic. I’m bisexual.”
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7. Amber Rose has never been shy about her sexuality. She even openly admitted to being in a relationship with a girl, way before her Kanye days.
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8. David Bowie was one of the most notable artists of all time, whose sexuality and gender bent all of the traditional rules.
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9. Mel B once revealed that she was in a four-year relationship with a woman before.
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10. In 2013, Zoe Saldana said that she “might end up with a woman raising my children. I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision.”
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11. Megan Fox told Esquire Magazine once, “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”
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12. Angelina Jolie has always been open about her bisexuality. She once told OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them.”
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