Solange Knowles’ friend and artistic partner Armina Mussa is in critical condition after being stabbed 10 times in New Orleans’ St. Roch area on Wednesday evening.
Armina serves as the project director for Solange’s Saint Heron
brand. She’s also co-owner of the French Quarter boutique, Exodus Goods.
Police have arrested 26-year-old suspect Arronesia Christophe, who’s
been booked on charges of attempted second-degree murder after police
say she stabbed 24-year-old Armina in the 2200 block of N. Derbigny
According to records, Armina received multiple stab wounds to
“various areas of her body.” An NOPD sergeant described the wounds as
“potentially fatal,” pointing to at least one stab wound to her neck.
Solange Knowles (right) and a friend at the Orleans Parish Criminal District courthouse on Thursday (April 9).
Solange attended Arronesia’s first court appearance on Thursday.
Parish Criminal District Court, Christophe was arrested at the location
of the stabbing about 7:03 p.m. Wednesday by New Orleans Police Officer
Dejernette that she had been attacked by Mussa and was acting in
self-defense when she stabbed the woman.
arrived at a high school friend’s home about 6:45 p.m. when Mussa, who
Christophe said was her friend’s ex-girlfriend, came out of the house
and began yelling at her to leave, the documents show. Records show
Mussa lives at the Derbigny Street home.
just friends, why do I have to leave?” Records show Christophe said she
then grabbed a small folding knife from the center console of her car
and told Mussa to “get back,” and to “please back away,” but claimed
Mussa continued to yell at her.
the arrested woman told police. Christophe said she was being pulled by
her hair to the ground when she began swinging her knife at Mussa, who
she claims continued to punch her.
think she had stabbed the victim due to the harder thrown punches that
she received from the victim,” Dejernette wrote in her report.
swinging the knife when Mussa stepped back and said, “you stabbed me,”
records show. After police were called, Christophe stayed on the scene
and remained on the phone with a 911 dispatcher until the officers
arrived, the record says.
where she underwent multiple surgeries and remains in critical
condition, records show. Efforts to reach family members were not
A rep for Solange says that she wasn’t in New Orleans at the time of
the stabbing — she was actually in L.A. preparing for her DJ set at this
weekend’s Coachella. Upon hearing the news, Solange cancelled her
appearance and flew back to New Orleans to be with her friend Armina and