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.
March 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Just in case you forgot, Beyoncé and Jay-Z love Barack and Michelle Obama, and the First Family love them, too… so much so that Bey and Jay were invited – Blue Ivy in tow – to the White House to celebrate Michelle’s 50th birthday this past weekend.
We all know by now that a party ain’t a party unless you take photos to post on Instagram/Tumblr/Twitter/Facebook/etc. so Beyoncé made sure to share some of the fun of the day: sitting with Bo, the Obamas’ dog, letting Blue doodle on the floor… laissez les bon temps rouler, as they say.
January 20, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé and Jay Z are going to be vegans — well, for 22 days at least. Could you take the vegan challenge? Jay Z wants to because he’s turning 44 and wants to use it as an excuse to be healthy or some shit. He wrote on his blog:
On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…
Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day…It just feels right!
So you can call it a spiritual and physical cleanse. I will post my progress…
[...] P.S. B is also joining me.
Are you Vegan? If not, could you be?
(Oh and if you’re wondering “why 22 days?” it’s because Jay Z read somewhere that it takes 22 days to form a habit.)