It was only a matter of time, I suppose, before the Knowles/Carter clan were forced to speak up on the much-spoken about incident that took place in the elevator at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala earlier this month. Jokes were made, memes were created and seemingly everyone and their grandmother had a theory on why Solange tried to beat the shit out of Jay-Z and why Beyoncé didn’t seem to care all that much either way.
Well, here’s what they told the Associated Press on Thursday:
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred.
They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day, families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
LOL, of course you hope everyone else will do the same. Not exactly happy about having a tarnish on that perfect reputation, are we, Beyoncé? You can tell she couldn’t even be bothered with this statement.
I do think some people online have made some great points about how, were the tables turned and it was Jay attacking Solange, there would have been a lot less laughter and a whole lot more criticism, and rightfully so. Just because Solange is a woman doesn’t make her physical violence okay, but there have long been reports about her being a little… shall we say unruly. I’m a Solange fan, musically speaking, but this whole thing needs to calm down now, and homegirl needs to get some anger management.
May 16, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
The hotel elevator security tape which featured Solange going all Muhammad Ali on Jay-Z has certainly taken over the world of pop culture in the past few days, but the employee behind the leak is in some serious trouble because of it. In fact, the unnamed whistle blower, of sorts, is on the hunt for a new job, as s/he has been fired from the Standard Hotel. Oops!
From The Associated Press:
The Standard Hotel said the person had been terminated for “breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video.”
The hotel said after the video was first aired that it was “shocked and disappointed” by the security breach. It said Wednesday that it will turn over “all available information to criminal authorities.”
Well, obviously that was going to happen. I wonder how they knew who it was? I suppose only a very few people would have had access to the footage, so it was probably easy to narrow it down. Damn, y’all. I hope that TMZ paycheck was big enough to cover the leaker’s period of unemployment.
May 15, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
I’m not really sure that we’ll ever get the actual truth about the whole Jay-Z / Solange fight that went down at the Met Gala, but we at least have some random “source’s” account of what went down now, anyway. Apparently, everything was going sorta okay, but then two things happened to get Solange all agitated and made her snap:
1. Apparently a bunch of Solange’s friends turned up to the Gala claiming to be guests of Jay-Z himself. This pissed off Jay, who told her never to use his name again and she sulked off in a huff.
2. After the Gala, Jay said he was going to Rihanna’s afterparty alone – i.e. without Beyoncé – which was said to be the final straw and led Solange to lose her mind.
From The New York Daily News:
“Why can’t you go home?” a drunken Solange Knowles said to her brother-in-law as they left the swanky May 5 Met Gala after-party, a source told The News.
Then the 27-year-old singer turned to her 32-year-old big sis Beyoncé.
“Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?” Solange asked, according to the source.
An incensed Jay Z took offense to Solange getting involved in his business.
“You’re one to talk,” he shot back at Solange, the source said.
Jay Z’s sharp reply sent Solange into a violent rage. She attacked Jay Z with a series of furious kicks and punches in a three-minute outburst that was caught on surveillance video and leaked Monday. The bad vibes between Jay Z and Solange started 15 minutes earlier when a group of Solange’s nonfamous friends from Brooklyn showed up uninvited at the star-studded soiree, a source told The News.
“Two of her friends, who were not dressed for the Met ball, showed up at the Standard and caused a scene downstairs,” the source said.
“They wouldn’t leave and kept name-dropping Jay Z. They were pretending they were guests of his and not hers. Management went to Julius (Beyoncé’s bodyguard) and said there’s a problem.”
A source said Jay Z got wind of it and snapped at Solange — saying “don’t use my name.”
Is any of this true? Who knows. It seems kinda extreme for Solange to be flying off the handle about that – especially considering Beyoncé was standing there and seemingly not caring, but who the hell knows.
May 14, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
You’d think that Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be scrambling to smooth shit over in the PR department with some positive spin on Solange‘s beat down on her brother-in-law that broke yesterday, but nah. Instead, they decided to sit courtside at the Nets game at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn last night and looked actually pretty chill.
I don’t think we’ll ever know what went on here, to be honest – and frankly, I think it was generally just a one night beating and they’re probably fine now. Probably too much alcohol and too much of Jay-Z running his mouth or something. Someone said it was probably because Jay cheated on Bey, but sorry, I don’t see it. I think it’s more likely that he said something to Solange to piss her off – what that was, who knows?
May 13, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
I don’t know what the hell was going on at the Met Gala, but shit got crazy in an elevator between Jay-Z and Solange. While Beyoncé stood by seemingly doing and saying nothing, her little sister lost her damn mind and went crazy on Jay, physically attacking him by punching and kicking – and doing some screaming, as well.
While a muscle man was around to pull him away, I wonder what the hell happened? Why did Solange just lose her mind after seemingly entering the elevator pretty calmly? Why the hell was Beyoncé just standing there letting all of this happen?
TMZ obtained the security camera footage and reported that Bey and Solange left the building in one car and Jay-Z went with security in another. I can’t wait for the juicy details on this one!
May 12, 2014 at 9:57 am by Jennifer
WELCOME BACK TO Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week!! What a week for fashion! Check out our Oscars fashion post and last week’s best and worst celeb looks. Now let’s take a look at what celebs wore at Oscar parties, LAX, film premieres, and other outings, and judge them accordingly: pick 3 celebs for BEST, WORST, and WTF look of the week. As always, mine are at the bottom.