Solange is speaking out against hate—but not on Twitter anymore.
In the wake of the racist violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, the singer tweeted from her now-deleted account on Tuesday that she was going to be going off the platform soon, and asked her followers, “When are we gonna pull up? & What we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?”
Takiyah Thompson, 22, is a university student and activist who was arrested on Tuesday for helping tear down a confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, in an act of solidarity. She has been charged with property damage exceeding $1,500 and inciting others to riot—which are felonies in the state—and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue and damage to property, CNN reports.
Solange Knowles last tweet on twitter as of today pic.twitter.com/JJQznDGJ6j
— H.I.M. (@gayysian) August 16, 2017
After signing off of Twitter, the 31-year-old shared a message on Instagram, saying she is “trying to practise self preservation during this time and not give racist ugly ass f*ck bois” her energy so she can “preserve her spirit to perform.” She also wrote “f*ck nazis” and “f*ck your stale ass bland ass monuments” in her note.
After Solange deleted her account, she posted this on Instagram pic.twitter.com/Z0AzuZK4ii
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She also shared her thoughts on her son attending school in the midst of the recent events, and how he sees images that “still tell him this system was built to be against him.”
“How mofos supposed to have a fresh start with education, seeing this shit?” she wrote. “Thinking about demanding he not be required to take ‘American History’ because it’s deep dark rooted ugliness continues to live right now, before our eyes.”
Solange is one of the many celebs who have spoken out against recent political events. On Tuesday, Olivia Wilde, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Kazan and Michael Moore protested the death of Heather Heyer—the woman who was killed by a man who drove a car into a crowd of protestors at the White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday—outside of Trump Tower in New York. Moore organized the event in the middle of his own Broadway show, The Terms of My Surrender, and brought audience members to the tower in a chartered bus to protest President Donald Trump’s dismissive reactions to the violence.
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