While Beyonce was busy designing Onesies for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Solange was busy breathing back life into the never-ending natural hair debate.
Earlier this summer Beyonce’ younger, more stylish sister Solange found herself defending her hairstyle against fierce hair critics who felt her style was “unkept”. The former Carol’s Daughter spokesperson unleashed hell on Twitter with a series of posts.
“I’ve never painted myself as team natural vice president. I don’t know the lingo and I don’t sleep with a satin cap…”
“Look, all i’m saying is. My hair is not very important to me…so i don’t encourage it to be important to you.”
In an interview with Lurve magazine Solange readdressed her Twitter rant,
I made some comments on Twitter recently about an article someone sent me that a young writer wrote about how much energy we are putting into other people’s natural hair. I thought it was really interesting, and in a lot of ways true. That is until I came across the part of the article that mentioned how certain commenters were debating on the texture of my hair in its natural state.
I really, truly was not even aware that there was a natural hair system in place to measure the texture of your hair. At that point I thought to myself, “This is really kind of crazy…that these people know more about my hair than the human that even carries it!” I went to my Twitter and sort of impulsively expressed that. I don’t regret it one bit but sometimes trying to put how you feel in an one-hundred forty character structure is not very successful. It sometimes comes off as ranty and aggressive, and that was not my stance at all.
The “Losing You” singer also dished on her parents being more strict with older sister Beyonce,
I think your parents set so much structure in the first child because it’s so new and fresh, and you are trying to do everything right, and by the second one you’re like, ‘Eh, they’ll be okay.”
In one way, I think that my parents’ leniency really allowed me the freedom and experiences to be a very independent thinker. In a lot of ways, I had the freedom to really explore the world. They trusted me and I really tried to hold value in that. That is, until I got pregnant. [laughs]
Meanwhile Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z were hosts to President Obama at a fundraiser that raised nearly $4 million last night at the 40/40 club. In addition, the “Love on Top” singer will contribute $65 baby onsies sold through her fashion house, House of Dereon. The three pack onesies are part of the Runway to Win campaign collection launched last February.