Solange has shown support for
Frank Ocean’s boycott against the Grammys after her sister,
Beyonce, lost the Album of the Year award to
Adele. The "Cranes in the Sky" singer took to
Twitter and reposted the link to Frank’s
Tumblr post, along with, "wuddup frank." Solange went on to incorrectly tweet then delete, "There have only been two black winners in the last 20 years for album of the year there have been over 200 black artist who have performed." She also said, "Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold my g’s." In other news, the singer has referred to winning her first Grammy as "a beautiful honor." According to
Solange told reporters following the award show, "I’m most excited that I wrote ‘Cranes in the Sky’ in a period of desperation and weariness. The fact that it’s resonated the way that it has eight years later, a song that got pushed to the side a lot, I knew that this was the right time. This is such a beautiful honor and I’m so humbled by it. But I honestly felt like I won far before this because of all of the connectivity the record has had, especially with black women…It’s a wonderful, wonderful night. I just feel gratitude."
She continued, "I looked to Nina Simone and Marvin Gaye and artists of our times that have really pushed political message through their music and artistry. Those are the artists who paved the way for us to do what we’re doing now. So we’re not doing nothing new."
Solange also thanked fans for their support and well wishes via Twitter. She said, "Thank you for your well wishes. Gratitude. If I would’ve gotten to accept this, I would’ve said black girls/women ARE grammys mothaf**kaaaa."