New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica received a major Twitter roasting from Solange Knowles earlier today.
Solange reflects back to Caramanica’s podcast from 2013, following her recent interview with R&B veteran Brandy. In the podcast, Caramanica says Solange’s success is because of her affiliation with the Grizzly Bears. He pretty much calls her a hypocrite and says she should not bite the hand that feeds her because she’d be nothing without them.
Listen to the podcast here if you missed it (skip to the 8:00 mark).
Three years ago, Solange blasted indie-music writers for their lack of knowledge about R&B music when their writers didn’t grow up listening to it: “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.”
At the time, Solange was defending Brandy’s album ‘Two Eleven,’ which was being panned by critics. She didn’t take too kindly towards Caramanica’s snarky remarks about the “deep Brandy album cuts” line. Two days ago, her website interviewed Brandy about her storied 20-year music career, which flared up Solange’s feelings all over again, three years later. Decent read by the way.
Just so you know, Solange has always shown love towards Grizzly Bears and had no issue with them whatsoever. Her issue was with journalists and their ignorance towards R&B music in 2013.
Anyway, I’ll leave you with her angry tweets from earlier:
The music business was built brick by brick off the backs, shoulders, heart ache and pain, of black people, and everyone is just exhausted.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
Last two days has brought up so much emotion, recalling when it was made a joke by “indie white guys” that I brought up Brandy album cuts— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
When to be honest, don’t you ever dare speak that 6 letter name, without understanding the value. The blasphemy.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
Don’t you EVER tell a Black woman, not to “Bite the hand that feeds you” while speaking in reference to white people.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
My father “fed me” when he was hosed down and forced to walk on hot pavement barefoot in civil rights marches in Alabama @joncaramanica— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
With all due respect, the people who you named were responsible for my “success” wish they could feed me half of what growing up in 3rd Ward— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
Houston Texas, fed me.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
Corny ass, wish they could say niggas around niggas, ass, non niggas. lol.
Thought I know they be saying niggas, ass looking non niggas. ?— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016
And I thought we were all pretty clear that I don’t give a fuck, like a year ago. ??
So please carry on.
It’s Mardi Gras where I’m at, lol.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 4, 2016Brandy shows her gratitude:
Solange, you always have my back and always have shown respect for me as an artist. Thank you and much love? https://t.co/1fgEO4AIKS— Brandy/ Slayana (@4everBrandy) February 4, 2016Thoughts? …read more