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TSA Gives Beyonce's Sister, Solange Knowles, an Embarrassing Afro Pat Down

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Nov 15, 2012 12:46 PM EST

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Singer and DJ Solange Knowles, sister of Beyonce, had a pretty embarassing pat down by the Transportation Security Administration recently. Apparently her hair appeared to be a security threat. A TSA agent at a Florida airport demanded to search through her afro wig. on Wednesday.

Beyonce's younger sister was going through security before boarding a flight out of Miami when a TSA agent asked her to take off her afro hairpiece so they could search it for banned items. 

Knowles took to her Twitter account to explain the incident to her 1.3 million followers. She posted a link to a 2011 news article in which another woman at an Atlanta airport had her afro searched for explosives in public. Knowles said "I kid you not. This just happened to me."

Knowles had a bit of a sense of humor about the incident as she later wrote "Discrim-FRO-nation. My hair is not a storage drawer. Although, guess I couuld hide a joint up in here. *Blames "Romnesia" (my wigs name)."

She then decided to have some fun with the situation while waiting to be called for her flight at the gate. She tweeted "Lets play a little game called: "What did TSA find in Solange's Fro"?

Fans responded to her tweet saying things such as "Romney's actual 5 point plan," "the good lord, Jesus of nazareth," and "the $50 that was missing from Juelz piggy bank." Knowles retweeted many of the responses.

Eventually she had to board her flight and put an end to the fun, saying "Ok. Game over:( Flights taking off. Me and my wig had a lot of good laughs with y'all."

The TSA has received harsh criticism for its practices and they came under scrutiny by  the U.S. House of Representatives back in July. They actually cited Solange's sister as an example of how the TSA wastes time searching people that don't need to be searched.

"There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee said. "Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."

However it looks like the TSA agent that patted down Beyonce's sister didn't get the memo. 

Solange isn't the only one to undergo an embarassing pat down.  Back in July, Jonah Falcon, the man with the largest penis in the world, was selected for a pat down because a TSA agent thought he was hiding a weapon in his pants.  

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