Solange Knowles’ friend and business partner, Armina Mussa, is in the hospital after she was stabbed 10 times yesterday in New Orleans. A suspect has been arrested.
Arronesia Christophe, 26, was booked on charges of attempted second-degree murder after police say she stabbed 24-year-old Mussa outside a home in the 2200 block of N. Derbigny Street.
Mussa is the project director for Solange’s artistic and creative brand Saint Heron and a co-owner of the French Quarter boutique, Exodus Goods. Knowles attended Christophe’s first appearance at Orleans Parish Criminal Court on Thursday afternoon, courthouse sources told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.
According to records filed at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Christophe was arrested at the location of the stabbing about 7:03 p.m. Wednesday by New Orleans Police Officer Dominique Dejernette.
According the the police report, Mussa was stabbed after getting into an altercation with Christophe outside of her home.
Christophe claimed that she had 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.
Christophe reportedly said, “We’re 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.
Mussa then began punching Christophe, 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.
Mussa is currently in critical condition. Cristophe is currently in Orleans Parish Prison being held on $50,000 bond.
This story is developing.