Mon 12 May 2014
Something very serious must have happened between Solange and her brother-in-law Jay Z during the Met Gala last week. While everyone was documented having fun at the glamourous party, the entire Carter/Knowles clan attended an afterparty at the Standard Hotel and were later seen leaving via private elevator.
In the surveillance footage you see Beyonce and Jay Z enter, as well as their security guard. Solange enters and as soon as the doors close, she starts to angrily confront Jay Z. Her anger escalates into a full on physical attack, punching, kicking and thrashing until the bodyguard restrains her. And even then she is still gesturing to Jay and trying to get at him (via TMZ).
While Jay Z reacted to Solange’s fury by grabbing her leg to prevent her from kicking him again, he never fights back or shows visible signs of anger. Beyonce does not intervene with Solange at all. All parties remain calm to prevent the fight from escalating further. And the bodyguard deftly stops the elevator to make sure the incident remains private, or so he thought.
It does not seem as though Jay is surprised. And neither is Beyonce. Both seem very calm but obviously upset. Solange did not seem drunk only because when she enters the elevator she appears calm. And when paparazzi catch the whole family leaving the building, she also seems calm. But still very angry. Beyonce gets into the car with her. At first Jay Z looks to be getting into the same car as well, but is directed to a separate car.
Family disputes are par for the course. But rarely do we see behind a curtain as ironclad as the Carters.
UPDATE: Extended footage of the altercation has surfaced, in which Solange continues her attack on Jay Z for another two minutes. At one point, as Beyonce begins to exit the elevator, Solange launches her purse at Jay before her sister reenters the elevator to try to calm things.
Watch the video below…
Photo of Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange right after the spat:
Solange and Beyonce leaving the Met Gala in a separate car:
Statement from The Standard Hotel (via Complex):
We are shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system and the confidentiality that we count on providing our guests. We are investigating with the utmost urgency the circumstances surrounding the situation and, as is our customary practice, will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.
We couldn’t help ourselves: The best Solange vs. Jay Z memes from around the Web
You guys, Twitter is just the best pic.twitter.com/NjY4ZQD5wm
— Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan) May 12, 2014
— Meech (@SchoolEm_Jonesy) May 12, 2014
hop out da elevator like: pic.twitter.com/BNmLKZEBJL
— L.A.S (@SartoriallyInc) May 12, 2014
After Solange left the elevator pic.twitter.com/LYraQeIMaL
— Andrew Garcia (@andrewagarcia) May 12, 2014
— Gianni (@Hater164) May 12, 2014
— TheChosenPrincess (@FreakumzQueen) May 12, 2014
Jay was probably staring at Solange like pic.twitter.com/ZK00KDqwUY
— YoungTankTop™ (@DukeOfZamunda) May 12, 2014
Jay-Z gonna be at the next family reunion like… pic.twitter.com/SC9bIRpFHP
— 力. (@GabetalkTWOmuch) May 12, 2014