On Breonna Taylor's Birthday, Solange Calls for Justice

Amy Mackelden
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Solange shared a tribute to Breonna Taylor on Instagram to mark what would have been Taylor's 27th birthday.

  • The singer demanded justice for Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in mid-March.

  • Solange's Instagram account only features two Instagram posts right now, both of which highlight Black Lives Matter.

Solange Knowles is using her platform to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.

Taylor, an emergency medical technician from Louisville, Kentucky, was shot and killed by police after they forcefully entered her home on a "no-knock" warrant in mid-March of this year. On Friday, Taylor would have turned 27, and her friends and family members paid tribute to her and called for justice.

Solange took to Instagram to share photos of Taylor, and to commemorate her birthday. She wrote, "I want to be more like you Breonna Taylor. A better sister, friend, and human. More kind. More positive. More intentional. Less judgmental. Less fazed by shit that doesn’t matter. More dependable and moving with more care, light, and love."

She continued:

"Your friends and cousin say that you were the 'show up and never disappoint' friend... that you would throw all negativity out the door. I wish you were there with them all today celebrating. You should be with them all here celebrating in all your radiance. I don’t know WHERE tf I’d be with out my sisters and reading about your life, I know you were all their rock. Ms. Tamika Palmer, Ju’Niyah, Katrina, Alena, Erinicka, Clarissa, Preonia, Shatanis.... thank you all for sharing her with the world today. I hope we are all doing due justice by lifting her spirit up in light today. Thank you Eva Lewis for writing a piece that illustrated her beautiful power. I want to be more like you Breonna. Happy Birthday beautiful one 🌹."

Solange also deleted almost all of her previous Instagram posts, and is only using the platform to highlight Breonna Taylor and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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