Solange Knowles Denied By Miami Club, Argues With Police Over Balloon

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While her sister Beyonce was revealing her pregnancy, Solange Knowles made headlines for less positive reasons in Miami, Fla., on Sunday night.

According to reports, Solange and her crew were rejected from a club because they had a balloon, which they decided to cross the street to pop.

Yes, this happened ... and resulted in a run-in with the cops.

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There they encountered two off duty police officers, and a conversation ensued, which was "casual and light-hearted" at first. Then it went bad.

Apparently, the authorities were not enthralled about Solange being there, or about the balloon, which they brandished a weapon to destroy.

Police say Solange was "armed" with a "five-foot inflatable banana."

We're serious. According to Solange's rep, these events followed:

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. 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.

Solange is filing a report and has not yet decided on further legal action.

The Miami Beach police said in rebuttal that Solange became unruly, loudly complaining of being rejected from the club for racial reasons.

Solange inisists she never once raised her voice, although even if she did, cops whipping out a switchblade may not have been necessary.

Beyonce's sis has also gone on to state her sincerest disappointment with the Miami Beach Police and how they have handled this matter.

No word if the matter will be pursued any further.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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bottom line, if you go to a club and are denied entry just leave, if you continue to hang around and act silly you will attract the attention of the police and you are trespassing. leave the whole race thing out of it. im a cop and trust me none of us are willing to lose our thankless job over an issue of race. we are held to a higher standard than the rest of society. if you want respect give respect, this might make u enjoy your contact with the police more pleasant. and no, we don't carry switchblades

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Being that she is Beyonce's sister. Why would she walk into a club anywhere with a 5ft banana balloon? Not classy at all. Childish/stupid/asking for the wrong kind of attention. I think she should have known better. I think the policeman was going to extremes by pulling out a knife to burst a balloon. He should have shot it with his pistol. No?

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With a 12 percent unemployment rate that is hardly laziness.and the unemployment rate in my state is lower! Black people who get jobs work very hard and responsible.but switchblades are illegal! By citizens or police our police dept is far more professional yet effective in handling similar situations.they don't pull weapons knives in peticular on unarmed citizens.I talked to a neighborhood cop and mentioned the incident.He laughed! Thought I was telling a story! Informed me that if in our dept that cop would have beeb suspended..fired most likely switchblades are for gangbanger trash and Redneck lowlives my cop neighbor said if lady in question did get belligerent.she would have gone to Jail plan and simple if she ignored officer's warnings not switchblade bradishing. Like I said Low-class redneck ignorence..underfunded poor training hick "training"

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@Daisy~ obviously you did not pay attention to the story, "SHE" Solange tried to pull the racism card, SHE BROUGHT IT UP, BUT THAT IS OK RIGHT?????? HYPOCRIT!! AGAIN, SHE WAS where it was brought up, PAY ATTENTION and learn to SPELL!! YOU keep your nose in your own business; quit TRYING to tell others what to do! AGAIN HYPOCRITICAL on your part!

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RACIST OR NOT, HOMELESS OR NOT, UNEMPLOYED OR NOT.. THE POINT IS NO ONE SHOULD BE TREATED THAT WAY ESPECIALLY NOT FROM THE ONES THAT ARE HIRED TO "SERVE AND PROTECT" US OR OUR COMMUNITY.. AND WE SHOULDT EVEN GIVE A FKK ABOUT THE COLOR OF SKIN IN THIS SITUATION... WHY WOULD U BRING UP THE ISSUE ABOUT BLACKS IN FLORIDA?? WHO GIVES A FLYN FKK ABOUT THAT OBIVIOUSLY YOU DO.. WORRU ABOUT U AND UR FAMILY DNT WORRY ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE SOOO MUCH

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@shannon cooke, get real. Plenty of "other races" act cray cray in Florida. I definitely think Solange is full of it, though.

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Her story does not have the ring of truth. She tried to be cool, got rebuffed, copped an attitude, then tried to make a federal case out of it.

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@ ladysithe~
Oh Really? Redneck and racist? Dear "IF" the majority of black Floridians would behave respectfully as most other races do, then there would be no issues here in Florida PERIOD! If YOU haven’t noticed MANY so called "africans" act far worse than any other race here in this state, other races are just fed up and finally doing something about it! Get jobs, gain respect for all and each other and pay YOUR own way for you and your families! And for God’s sake QUIT using Ebonics. This is not racist, it is fact EVERYONE else has to face and deal with, why not you all? Racism has nothing to do with it, being a Hard working respectful "AMERICAN" does. Saying all of that these COPS are out of line, "unless" she started ranting about racism crap, therefor making a scene. If so she got what she deserved.

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I just wanna know why did she have a balloon anyway? Seems to me she wanted the attention on her from the moment she left her house period. why would she go to a club with a balloon? Is she even 21yrs old? Beyonce is probably really embarrassed right now. Its always the ones in the family whos not important that make the ones who are look bad. Once again, she just wants attention! Smh @ the situation...........

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Its easy to understand what happened. Of Late Florida has de-evolved into a redneck teabagging S@#thole!the officer behaved unproffessionaly and could have effectively handled the situation without swithblades unheard of for use by Police officers anywhere.only Thugs use switchblades but with the Neo-KKK climate of late brewing in many states this incident does not surprise me