Solange Takes To Twitter to Discuss Her New Do

07/23/2009 at 06:19 PM ET

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Solange Knowles’s new cropped hairstyle has caused an internet storm, sending her to the number three spot on Twitter‘s “Trending Topics,” which tracks the popularity of subjects people are discussing on the site. And the singer is taking her own Twitter page to express her bafflement at all the attention. “i. was. simply. taking. my. son. to. school,” she writes of the images that came out this morning revealing her shorn hairstyle. She goes on to explain that it’s not the first time she’s tried the look: “i. have. done. this. twice. in. my. life. i. was 16. i was 18. did. not care about your opinion. then. dont. care. now.” But the singer, who is an AIDS awareness activist, expresses her distress that the attention given to her new look is taking precedence over more serious news. “ONLY reason i responded to this i have is because i was disappointed to see my name more talked about then #iranelection,” she explains. And in fact, she says that the new look is more about practicality than fashion. “dont. want. a. edge. up. or a perm. because. im not trying. to make this “a style” or a statement,” she explains. “i. just. wanted. to. be. free. from. the. bondage. that. black. women sometimes. put. on. themselves. with. hair.” Tell us: What do you think of Solange’s frank attitude about the attention over her hair change?

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Duchess on

Do you girl, theres no way your going to please everybody anyway so later for them enjoy you.Im glad your taking part in such a worthy cause,maybe people should pay more attention to what your doing rather than what you look like keep up the good work…

Deemash on

I agree with Solange. I don’t see what the fuss is all about. She is doing what’s best for her so who gives a rat’s behind what people think. Y’all need to get over it!

Tamela on

I personally think that a woman who don’t want to be in bondage to anything but knowing her Lord and Savior that’s the way to go.Solange for me can rock any hair style because she is a beautiful young lady who ain’t trying to keep up with the Jones and that’s the kind of person I like to watch as she come into greatness.

Porcsha on

Gone head girlee, I feel ya Solange! People just don’t know what us black women do to maintain our hair. Didn’t someone write a song about that? This goes out to everyone, “Do ya thang!”

Stephanie on

Thats her business if she likes it I love it. I wouldnt do it but its her business.

Deb Levey on

u go girl! We americans waste too much time chasing celebrity ansd not enough time on ourselves, i think because we don’t want to be reminded of our own little failures and shortcomings. If Solange or any other celeb or any one else wants to change their look so what? If it makes them happy more power to them

Chelsea on

I think she’s looks amazing and to all the people that’s dissing it…your hair isn’t any better!

lisa on

Nothing wrong with it, it’s natural and beautiful!!

lisa on

Imagine if her fake sister Beyonce did the same thing!!! That wouldn’t happen

jade on

I love Solange’s attitude & hair cut and that its helping a charity makes it even better. I say its her hair & life so does it really matter what anyone else thinks. YOU GO GIRL !!!!

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