"Don't touch my hair..."

Evening Standard have apologised to Solange after controversy surrounding their recent interview with the singer.

The feature was published in the ES Magazine, and featured noted American journalist Angelica Jade in conversation with the singer.

However the finished piece appeared to cause consternation, with the writer asking for her name to be taken off the by-line.

The cover photograph edited out the singer's striking hair-braid, despite actually discussing the importance of braiding within female African-American identity in the interview itself.

Solange posted a number of Instagram messages bringing this to light, including a reference to her song 'Don't Touch My Hair'.


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Now the Evening Standard have issued a full apology, which reads in part:

"The decision to amend the photograph was taken for layout purposes but plainly we made the wrong call and we have offered our unreserved apologies to Solange."

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