What did the TSA expect to find in Solange Knowles' afro Singer tweets her outrage after airport staff searched her hair
23:37 GMT, 16 November 2012
Solange Knowles tweeted her outrage this week after claiming that TSA officers at Miami airport searched her afro for explosives.
The singer wrote 'I kid you not. This just happened to me', and posted a link to a news article about a woman who was left humiliated after a hair pat-down at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta, last year.
She later said: 'Discrim-FRO-nation… My hair is not a storage drawer… Lets play a little game called: What did TSA find in Solange's Fro'
Humiliated: Solange Knowles tweeted her outrage this week after claiming that TSA officers at Miami airport searched her afro for explosives
Her fans hit back with hilarious answers like 'a new music video', 'snacks' and 'gum'.
Luckily there was nothing in Knowles’ hair and she made her flight without a hitch.
'Ok. Game over:( Flights taking off. Me and my wig had a lot of good laughs with y'all,' she added.
In the CBS
article, that Knowles linked back to, the TSA defended hair pat-downs, stating that 'additional screening may be required for clothing,
headware or hair where prohibited items could be hidden'.
Outraged: The singer linked back to a news article about a woman who had a similar experience at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta last year
Discrimination Knowles issued a torrent of Tweets after her incident with the TSA
Some passengers have previously deemed the practice, as a form of discrimination.
The singer, 26, has proudly embraced her natural hair for the past three years, becoming something of a poster girl for the look.
In the past critics have branded her locks as 'unkempt' and 'dry as heck' and one even compared her do as looking like to that of a homeless person.
Her style certainly cuts a different silhouette to that of her mega star sister.
Guessing game: Her fans hit back with hilarious answers like 'a new music video', 'snacks' and 'gum'
Beyonce is renowned for her elaborate hair styles which range from tightly-bound up dos and beach-curled waves to straightened manes and only sometimes, the natural afro.
After spending time in Miami, Knowles will head to New York where she will perform at the Bowery Ballroom on December 11.