Solange Knowles Accuses Wrong Police Dept. in Discrimination Rant
As a followup to one of today's earlier stories, the Miami Police Department has denied claims of discrimination made by Solange Knowles.
The singer sister of Beyonce took to Twitter in the wee hours of Sunday morning (August 28) while alleging to have had a weapon drawn on her for no reason - in which she mistakenly blamed the Miami PD instead of the Miami Beach officers responsible for the incident.
With more details coming forth, Miss Knowles is said to have been turned away from entering Club Cameo in Miami Beach due to the fact that she was holding a "giant banana" - though she became angry at the thought that the refusal could be due to racial reasons.
Releasing a statement exclusively to GossipCenter on the matter, Delrish L. Moss of the Miami PD told, "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 Beyonce Knowles of record and movie fame."
Moss added, "We have investigated and found that this incident DID NOT occur in our city. We have determined that Ms. Knowles was not in our city at the time of the alleged incident. That city has informed us that they are looking into the incident. This incident DID NOT involve the Miami Police Department in any way, shape, or form."
Meanwhile, Miami Beach Police are looking into the matter and currently trying to contact Solange in regards to her complaints.
The 25-year-old began her series of late night, anger-filled messages with the following statement: "I have literally had my last leg with discriminating police! Miami police department will be notified."
She continues, "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. I'm only tweeting this to raise awareness. I could have left quietly, but I am sick & tired of this scenario being played over & over again."
Solange concluded by tweeting, "I'm ok. I'm safe & sound at my apartment. I'm just beyond frustrated with the system. Been on the phone for the last 20 minutes reporting this incident. Yes, I have the officers name. Yes, I have the location. Scare tactics don't WORK."
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