What Did They Find In Solo’s Fro? Solange Jokes About The TSA Manhandling Her Hair

November 15, 2012  |  

At this point, if you’ve ever gone to the airport ready to fly with a head wrap on, a big fro, a big weave, or anything a bit more eclectic and big in general, TSA is trying to get in that mess. Although you might go through a scanner and even get the wand, sometimes you might be asked to stay put as a TSA agent with their blue latex gloves fishes through your hair for knives, drugs, bombs, and anything they believe black hair can hold. Some people get upset about the searches (sometimes they aren’t done consistently to all would-be passengers, often just black women), others try to have a good attitude about it (“Hey, whatever keeps us safe!”), and some make a joke of it and create a Twitter hashtag to include everyone in on the laugh. Solange is one of the latter folks.

As she prepared for a flight recently, Solange Knowles had to have her afro checked, and she actually had her afro wig on as well. She joked about her afro wig being named Romnesia, and went on to create a hashtag to see what people thought they would find in her head. This is what she had to say via Twitter about the experience, and read from the bottom up:


Once she put the question out there, people threw out a little bit of everything. I’m talking mice, a copy of Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, Julez’s toys, her old wedding ring, and hilariously, Mitt Romney’s actual 5-point plan. But all in all, Solange was a good sport about the frisking of her ‘do. If you ask me, while I wish they would be a bit more touchy feely with everyone’s hair, after those black women got caught with kilos of cocaine in their hair at different airports, I can see why some would be suspicious. Plus, if it can keep us safe, it’s all good. All I ask is that folks lightly PAT, not flatten our hair in the process. I’m just saying…

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