Solange Knowles says goodbye to Twitter, for now.
After posting a powerful message surrounding the recent arrest of Takiyah Thompson, the 31-year-old singer announced she’s deleting her profile.
“Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip, when we gonna pull up? & what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?” the “Cranes in the Sky” singer tweeted before exiting, permanently.
Solange Knowles last tweet on twitter as of today pic.twitter.com/JJQznDGJ6j
— H.I.M. 💋 (@gayysian) August 16, 2017
On Tuesday, Thompson, a Carolina Central University student, was arrested for being involved in the Monday night protest, which resulted in the take down of a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina. According to multiple outlets, Thompson was charged with participation in a riot with property damage (exceeding $1,500), inciting others to riot where property damage exceeds $1,500: both of which are considered felonies. In addition, Thompson was charged with damage to real property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue: both counts considered misdemeanors.
The singer also posted a since-deleted message on Instagram Stories, where she expressed her feelings about White Supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as the future of her 12-year-old son and self-preservation. “My son’s first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bullshit images that still tell him this system was built to be against him,” she wrote. “Thinking bout demanding he not be required to take American History because its deep dark rooted ugliness continues to live right now, right before our eyes.”
Earlier in the week, celebrities such as John Legend, Octavia Spencer and Chris Evans also expressed their anger after President Donald Trump accused “both sides” of violence in the weekend’s events, which left one woman dead and 20 injured.
“Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist? Well… I am a f*****g dumbass. #imsorry,” tweeted Clay Aiken.
— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) August 15, 2017
“One of the most transparent lies Trump told today is that he likes to wait for the facts before he makes a statement,” Legend tweeted.
One of the most transparent lies Trump told today is that he likes to wait for the facts before he makes a statement. Hahahahahaahaha
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 15, 2017
Meanwhile, Spencer shared a photo via Instagram, along with a sentiment involving former U.S. President Barack Obama. “I. MISS. YOU. You made America great. This 45 is making America hate. #44,” she wrote.