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Solange Knowles angered by 'Discrim-FRO-nation'

2012-11-15 20:52:26

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles claims that she was stopped and her afro searched during an airport security check in Florida last night.

Knowles, the younger sister of singer Beyonce, immediately took to her Twitter page to reveal the details of her ordeal.

Tweeting a link to a story about a US woman who was also frisked during a similar check, she wrote:

"I kid you not. This just happened to me"

She went on: "Discrim-FRO-nation. My hair is not a storage drawer. Although, guess I couuld hide a joint up in here. *Blames "Romnesia" (my wigs name)"

In September Dallas woman Isis Brantley was headed down an escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta, after she was screened a the initial security checkpoint, when she says two TSA agents came after her asking to check her hair for explosives.

Brantley says the agents began patting down her large afro in public as she waited on a train platform.

Solange, who is renowned for her extravagant hairstyles, made light of the situation and challenged her Twitter followers to a "little game called: "What did TSA find in Solange's Fro"?

One response from user @Remzophilos read: "the good lord, Jesus of nazareth was fount in @Solangeknowles' fro."

She later tweeted: "Ok. Game over:( Flights taking off. Me and my wig had a lot of good laughs with y'all."

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