Solange has responded to criticism that LeToya Luckett is jacking her style.
LeToya’s video for “Not Anymore” is set during the 1960s Motown era, which has drawn comparisons to the image portrayed by Solange with her SoL-AngeL and The Hadley St. Dreams project. After photos from the Bryan Barber-directed video debuted on Rap-Up.com, blogs started saying LeToya was biting Beyoncé’s sister’s style.
“I think LeToya looks GREAT in her new video… You people are REACHING!” Solange wrote on her Twitter page. “I see LeToya every once in a while, around and about, and it’s nothing but LOVE.”
She went on to dispute the similarities. “I recorded the influence of the ’60s sound 4 YEARS AGO and that now it’s very common in R&B music and visuals. That ain’t MY sound.”
The “I Decided” singer is working on her next album, which will be similar to the downbeat sounds found on SoL-AngeL’s “Cosmic Journey,” “Slow This Bird,” and “God Given Name.”