Twitter just lost one of the best, most honest tweeters in the game.
Solange Knowles—the singer, songwriter, and all-around badass—decided to leave the social media platform on Tuesday evening, owing to a poignant reason that boils down to the current state of America under President Donald Trump, as well as to the violent white nationalist rally that broke out in Charlottesville this past weekend.
"Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip. When we gonna pull up?" she wrote in a tweet that only remains in screen shot form. "And what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?" By referencing Takiyah, Solange is calling attention to the young black activist who was arrested in Durham, North Carolina, on Tuesday for climbing a Confederate statue and toppling it. She's currently facing a slew of charges that include disorderly conduct and inciting a riot.
Though she's off the troll-infested outlet commonly known as Twitter, Solange is still on Instagram, and she posted an additional message to Instagram Stories shortly after she deleted her Twitter.
"Been trying to study myself. Been trying to practice self preservation," she said, among other more colorful sentiments condemning white supremacists, Nazis, and "stale a**, bland a**" Confederate monuments. "My son's first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bullst 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 st?"
She continued: "Thinking about demanding he not be required to take 'American History' because its deep dark rooted ugliness continues to live right now, right before our eyes."
As Solange once wrote in a letter to her teenage self for Teen Vogue: "There will be fear. A lot of it. There will be triumph. A lot of it." Let's hope history will be on the side of triumph this time.
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