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Solange Rocks Gravity-Defying Braids for 'Evening Standard' Cover

22 October 2017, 02:27 | Marta Robbins

Solange Rocks Gravity-Defying Braids for 'Evening Standard' Cover

Success While Solange Knowles basks in the glow of critical and commercial success she admits her desire to assert control over all aspects of her career has often hindered her popularity

The London Evening Standard Magazine has apologized to Solange for editing out part of her elaborately arranged braids for the print cover of their most recent issue, which includes a feature on the singer.

However the finished piece appeared to cause consternation, with the writer asking for her name to be taken off the by-line.

The story itself ― posted online Thursday with the headline "Solange: "I Miss Out On Chances By Wanting Control Over My Body" ― focuses heavily on the singer's autonomy and the importance she places on her imagery.

Speaking to ES magazine about the pampering parlour, the "Don't Touch My Hair" hitmaker said: "I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way".

After this magazine posted a picture from her shoot that had quite an elaborate braid sculpture cropped from her head, it didn't take too long for Solange to speak out and she was backed up by her fans as well. "It wasn't just about the hair", she continued.

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However, reports that in the original photo Solange shared on Instagram, one can see that a braided crown was edited out from the final photo.

In her Instagram story, Solange posted the excerpt from the interview along with a photo of the Evening Standard's cover with a golden circle drawn where the crown should've been. It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling. "Being a young girl who was really active in dance, theatre and on the swim team, the salon was a kind of safe haven".

The journalist who interviewed Solange, Angelica Jade Bastien, has also criticised the magazine for the article.

"The entire piece was a fiasco despite my efforts", she explained.

"Disowning the piece this publicly is meant to get across my displeasure with what was published". Sound off in the comment section below.

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