Solange Knowles is known for her no nonsense attitude and New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica experienced first-hand how vicious she can be.

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On Thursday [February 4], Solange took to Twitter to express how elated she was Brandy was interviewed for her site Saint Heron. The happiness didn’t last too long, because Solange quickly had a throwback moment and revisited a 2013 podcast conversation with Caramanica—who she refers to as the “indie white guy”—regarding Solange’s rant about Brandy’s new album Two Eleven and her contribution to music via “deep cuts.”


Upset over the review, Knowles then suggested predominantly white male music blogs should hire people who “know about deep Brandy album cuts before giving a ‘grade’ or a ‘score’ to any R&B artist.” Which she reiterated, expressing that contributions of Black people are what built the music industry as a whole.

Now in 2016, Solange decided to show how it’s done with her own full feature, but not before letting Caramanica know his quips were not forgotten: including Caramanica’s comment on the podcast telling Knowles to “never bite the hand that feeds you,” which she found both demeaning and ill-informed.

Solange then went on to let critics know at the end of the day, she’s still not bothered by the critiques of musicians by those who wished they were in the musician’s place.

In case you forgot, Solange is not playing.