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Beyoncé’s Sister Bounced From Nightclub for Big-Banana Brouhaha

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Well, this is sad: While Beyoncé was declaring her pregnancy at the VMAs on Sunday night, her sister Solange was refused entrance at a Miami Beach nightclub because her date for the evening was … an inflatable banana. Wait, what?

According to TMZ, not-Beyoncé attempted to enter Miami Beach’s Club Cameo but was turned away because she was carrying a giant inflatable banana. Knowles, however, complained that she was denied for racial reasons. At this point, she became “unruly” with off-duty officers, who “took her across the street to try and calm her down.” Knowles claims that they then pulled a blade on her banana.

Meanwhile, according to the Miami Herald, “Police said they did not take the banana into custody, and it is still unclear why Knowles was club-hopping with the fake fruit.” The issue is currently under investigation.

In the aftermath, Knowles appealed to the masses on Twitter, raging that “I could have left quietly, but I am sick & tired of this scenario being played over & over again … It is time to do something about it. I am a mother raising a young black child in America. Im going to die trying!”

Thank you, Solange, for spotlighting an injustice that we’ve long decried: Thousands of people carrying life-size banana balloons are turned away weekend after weekend at nightclubs across America. It’s simply unfair. Almost as unfair as being Beyoncé’s younger sister.

Beyoncé’s Sister Bounced From Nightclub for Big-Banana Brouhaha