Here's Why Solange Drags NY Times Pop Critic


Here's Why Solange Drags NY Times Pop Critic

Saint Heron creator claps back on Twitter to defend R&B artistry.

Published February 4, 2016

If you’re one of the many insomniacs who scroll through social media for a quick resolve, then you know that Twitter was set ablaze in the wee hours this morning. With everything from DeRay announcing his mayoral candidacy in Baltimore to the #BeyHive flooding timelines with hilarious memes shading Rihanna’s new album, ANTI, there was no shortage of late-night hilarity. Case in point, Solange Knowles blessed us all with a much-needed read for those critics who like to summon her when she didn't ask to be summoned.

The Saint Heron creator took to Twitter to address comments made by New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica, who referenced her Twitter harangue addressing the exploitation of Black artists by music industry critics. The context of the conversation, and with whom Caramanica was speaking to, isn’t clear, however his sentiments to Solange is: Don't bite the hand that feeds you. Caramanica accused the Bey's little sister of not being loyal to the writers who keep her relevant.

Big no-no.

“Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of R&B to write about R&B… Like you really should know about deep Brandy album cuts before you are giving a ‘grade’ or a ‘score’ to any R&B artist," said Solange in a 2013 twitter rant.

Caramanica’s snarky remarks followed Solange's comments about a review of “deep Brandy album cuts,” which she felt the writer got all wrong.

Keep in mind, Caramanica and Solo are friends. But we all know when it comes to 
Solange, no one is exempt.

For more of Solange's epic read, click here. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Naima Moore-Turner


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