Solange Knowles hits out at racism in the music industry: ‘everyone is just exhausted’

Beyonce's sister says issues with race and music's establishment still make her emotional

Solange has posted a number of cutting tweets about racism in the music industry, declaring herself “emotional” and “exhausted.”

In the tweets, Knowles – Beyonce’s sister as well as an R&B star in her own right – talks about the music industry being “built brick by brick off the backs, shoulders, heart ache and pain, of black people,” and calls out New York Times journalist John Caramanica, who had criticised Solange’s previous comments on indie bloggers writing about R&B as “biting the hand that feeds her.”

The debate stems in part from Solange’s love of Mississippi R&B singer Brandy Norwood, whose albums Solange felt were getting unfair criticism from people who don’t understand them.

View Solange’s series of tweets below:

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