The reports of a gun being pulled on Solange Knowles over the weekend continues as details of the incident emerge. Solange quickly took to twitter to state how she felt discriminated against by officers who pulled a weapon out on her.
E-online reported that according to an eyewitness in Miami Beach where the incident took place, Solange approached Club Cameo and was turned away because she was intoxicated and carrying a 3 ft banana shaped balloon. huh??
Solange was said to be wasted when to rocked up with three other friednds, and wouldn’t put down a 3 ft balloon… then took it upon herself to accuse the Cuban cop across the street, [Miami Beach Police Department] as a bunch of racists – how do you think that went over?
Solange does admit to having the balloon as she approached the club and that she had planned to give to a friend’s kid the next day. Solange insists that she did nothing to warrant the police’s behavior. Her rep tells E News!
According to further reports, Solange and friends cabbed it to another night spot, where the bouncer informed them that they couldn’t take the balloon inside. They decided to go across the street to deflate the balloon, where they encountered two police officers who had casual, light-hearted conversation with them,” Knowles’ rep states. “One officer pulled out a switchblade and threatened to pop the balloon. They felt it was inappropriate, but the turning point happened when he then took out the switchblade a second time with the blade open and said to them, ‘I don’t find the humor in this, anymore.’ The blade was less than a couple feet away from Solange and her friends.”
The officer proceeded to “forcefully” ask them to move, gesturing that they cross the street though there was oncoming traffic, the rep continues. “Solange then asked the officer what was it that they did wrong, and he forcefully responded again to move. When a taxi pulled up, they got in and headed home. Solange made a series of calls to report the incident and was told to be prepared to be arrested when she came in to report the incident if her story was false. Solange simply wanted to report that the officer pulled out a weapon, when she had done nothing illegal, disruptive or belligerent.
When Solange twitter followers found out that a banana balloon was in the middle of her confrontation with Miami Beach police, they flooded her timeline with jokes about the incident. She responded:
“Yes, very funny a balloon was involved in the incident….but having a switchblade pulled out on you is no laughing matter.”