Solange: When A Black Woman Stands Up For Herself, She Has An Attitude Problem

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November 13, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire
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From Hello Beautiful

A couple of years ago, pre-big chop, Solange Knowles sat down for an interview with Fox News…I know what you’re thinking, it’s Fox News, who cares? But hear me out. Before the segment, Solange’s rep sternly requested that the interviewer not ask the fashionista about her big sister or brother-in-law’s establishment. Of course, Fox referenced the incident before throwing to Solange, who was off-set. Solange, who is usually very mild-tempered, replied: “I have to say that was not a very professional introduction before, please don’t tie me into family and my brother-in-laws establishment.” Well! She does have a back-bone. While women everywhere rejoiced, the media had something negative to say about her response. During a recent dialogue with Glamour Women Of The Year Awards last night, Solange spoke on the incident saying: “If I was a male rapper responding in that way, it would have been no big deal,” “But when a black woman stands up for herself suddenly she has an attitude problem,” reports NecoleBitchie.

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  • kierah

    This interview took place a few years ago. She was launching a new CD and therefore wanted to be seen on her own merits. She heard them talking about her and couldn’t be sure what part aired and what did not. The anchors in question should have known that their mics are hot and Solange could hear what they said. It was inappropriate whether that part went to air or not. That’s why Solange took offense.
    The way the anchors handled it after the fact was also highly disrespectful.

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    They were talking about her in the studio and didn’t know that she could hear them, they were very unprofessional. And it’s always been said that when women, especially black women, stand up for themselves, that they have attitude problems! But like she said before, this is Fox News we’re talking about!

  • ohno

    Ugh…she sucks. She does have an attitude problem.

  • Yay!

    I don’t follow the Knowles sisters, but when their news interjects into my daily stream, Solo is often responding snidely to some remark some nobody made about her work or style. Like the time I guess she got fed-up with peoples intrigue of her natural hair and made a firm twitter comment not to discuss her hair “no mo.” I thought to myself “bish! Don’t you rep Carols Daughter?” All this tude in the press it just a cry for help, imo. If she don’t like what people think of her quit giving us fodder.

  • olivia

    The newscasters did not start clowning Solo until after she jumped the gun and started accusing the interviewer of bringing up Jay-Z. I just remember the truly confused look on the interviewers face…

    She came off looking like a jerk. She brought the whole thing on herself.

    • Suchalady

      Exactly, and her rapper comparison made absolutely no sense.

  • kALY

    I saw the original interview where again the introduction that Solange
    was referring to was not shown, but her attitude throughout the rest of
    the interview was cocky, nonchalant and she acted she was very
    unenthusiastic throughout the video. between being rude and
    bratty and standing up for yourself and it’s clear which one Solange did
    . . .Iam beautiful woman and I love good man…..inter racial romance is my dream… so I
    joined —blackwhitePlanet.С0M—–it’s where to- connect with beautiful and excellent people! At first I agreed with Solange, but after seeing both videos, I have to say, Solange was rude and so were
    the anchors the next day. It’s a difference between being rude and bratty and standing up for yourself and it’s clear which one Solange did. . .

  • Nenah

    Hey, that just reinforces my opinion that Fox news is the debil!

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    I didn’t see the introduction Solange was talking about but when I saw the video commentary by the news anchors the next day, they were less than professional. Then I saw the original interview where again the introduction that Solange was referring to was not shown, but her attitude throughout the rest of the interview was cocky, nonchalant and she acted she was very unenthusiastic throughout the video. At first I agreed with Solange, but after seeing both videos, I have to say, Solange was rude and so were the anchors the next day. It’s a difference between being rude and bratty and standing up for yourself and it’s clear which one Solange did . . .