Solange Knowles Claims Officers Were ‘Discriminating’ In Miami Beach
First Published: August 29, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Solange Knowles may have gone bananas with excitement on Twitter on Sunday when it was revealed that her sister, Beyonce, was pregnant, but she had some real trouble earlier in the weekend while carrying an inflatable yellow fruit in Miami Beach.
According to the Miami Beach Police, Solange was denied entry at a club over the weekend, while carrying a 5-foot tall banana, the department announced in a news release on Monday.
Solange reportedly told officers she was denied entry to the club due to the giant yellow faux-fruit, according to the MBPD report.
She also reportedly told officers, who were off duty at the club, that she was not allowed entry into the club due to racially motivated reasons.
When officers attempted to talk to her across the street, Solange claimed they pulled a “‘weapon’ on her, not a firearm, and threatened to deflate the banana,” the release read.
Solange Tweeted over the incident on Sunday, writing, “A police officer just pulled a weapon on me…. I have done NOTHING illegal, against the law, or anything of the sort… I am simply tired of police using arrogance, ego and authority as an offense.”
She also alleged that officers were “discriminating.”
“I have literally had my last leg with discriminating police! Miami police department will be notified,” she wrote. None of her Tweets mentioned the inflatable banana.
The matter has since been referred to the MBPD Interal Affairs Unit.
A rep for Solange was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.
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