Miami Police Deny Solange's Accusations of Discrimination

Miami Police Deny Solange's Accusations of Discrimination

Cops tell their side of the story.

Published August 31, 2011

Miami Beach police have responded to Solange's claims that they discriminated against her this past weekend and although the stories match up they paint a very different picture.

According to TMZ, cops say Solange was denied entry into Miami Beach's Club Cameo because she was carrying a five-foot tall inflatable banana. Bey's lil sis claims that she was being discriminated against.

"I have literally had my last leg with discriminating police! Miami police department will be notified," she told her Twitter followers. "A police officer just pulled a weapon on me… I have done NOTHING illegal, against the law, or anything of the sort."

The police tell a different story. They say Knowles became so unruly that they took her across the street to calm her down. Apparently that's when Solange claims they pulled a knife on her, presumable to deflate the banana.

Miami Beach Police Cmdr. Delrish Moss issued the following statement.


“Over the weekend, the lion’s share of the mainstream and entertainment media reported that the Miami Police Department had a confrontation with Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyoncé Knowles of record and movie fame. We have investigated and found that this incident DID NOT occur in our city,” Moss said in a written statement.



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Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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