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Solange: spring/summer 2018
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Jeopardy! contestants disrespect Solange

999 call the police

Everything Solange touches turns to gold, and until today I thought that was common knowledge. But as we now know, at least three people in the world have no idea who she is, as demonstrated on a recent episode of US quiz show Jeopardy!

When given the prompt, “in 2019 Solange released this album that was full of nostalgia for her native Houston”, all three contestants stared blankly at host Alex Trebek. For some reason none of the players move a muscle, and I think time actually stops still before Trebek breaks the suffocating silence with the answer, When I Get Home

Seeing the comedic side, Solange shared the clip on Instagram with the caption, “damn sam kirsten and steven lmaoooo”, while Highsnobiety editorial director Jian DeLeon wrote on Twitter: “lmao this is a black jeopardy skit.”

TBF to Sam, Kirsten, and Steven, they all look pretty square – the types who browse the easy listening section in HMV – so I guess you have to cut them some slack for not having heard of Solange. Although knowing popular culture references is kind of central to the show, so I’m not sure what prep they did before their appearances.

Solange’s latest album was released in March, and was met with critical acclaim. An ode to her Texan hometown, the singer recorded parts of the album in Jamaica, and penned an ode to the island for the spring/summer 2018 issue of Dazed.

Watch the offending Jeopardy! clip below.