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Solange deletes Twitter, citing ‘racist ugly ass fuck bois’

‘Fuck white supremacists, fuck Nazis, fuck your stale ass bland ass monuments’

Solange has deleted her Twitter account following this weekend’s attacks in Charlottesvile, as The FADER report. The singer’s final tweet was a plea to help Takiyah Thompson of Durham, North Carolina, who was arrested yesterday (August 15).

“Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip, when are we gonna pull up?” Solange wrote, “And what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?”

Charlottesville, Virginia was the site of a clash between neo-Nazis and antifascists over the weekend. The original protest saw a gathering of far-right groups ostensibly protesting the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces. The protest eventually descended into violence that resulted in the murder of counter-protestor Heather Heyer by a far-right sympathiser.

Since then, other Confederate monuments in the American south have been either removed by protestors or by public officials. Takiyah Thompson, a 22-year-old black woman, was arrested for helping to pull down a statue in Durham, North Carolina.

Posting on an Instagram story shortly after deactivating her Twitter, Solange added: “Been trying to study myself, been trying to practice self preservation during this time and not give racist ugly ass fuck bois who reek of citronella my energy so I can preserve my spirit to perform this album. Fuck white supremacist(s), fuck nazis, fuck your stale ass bland ass monuments.” (sic)

Thompson was charged with participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where property damage exceeds $1,500. Additionally, she was charged with damage to real property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue.

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