You should, by now, be aware that Beyonce’s sister Solange had quite a go at her brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Ball.

Leaked CCTV footage obtained by TMZ shows Solange, Beyonce, Jay Z and someone who could be a security guard travelling in a hotel elevator after the Met Gala.

For some reason Solange loses it at Jay-Z, grabbing him and shaking him violently before punching and kicking him.

Beyonce, rapper Jay-Z and singer Solange Knowles attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.Beyonce, rapper Jay-Z and singer Solange Knowles attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty

The singer got so physical she had to be physically restrained, and struggles against her captor to sink her stiletto heel into the rapper.


Beyonce looked on the entire time – at one point she steps briefly in front of her husband but stands back for most of the altercation.

When the group exit the elevator the sisters take one car and Jay Z goes it alone.

Later on the sisters jetted to Costa Rica – still without the hip-hop legend – for Kelly Rowland’s wedding.

Apparently it wasn’t the diva’s first fight of the night either – although it was probably the only physical one.

US Magazine reports Solange started yelling at a group of people at the Met Gala after party, which was held at the Standard Hotel.

One source told the magazine Solange could be seen yelling at designer Rachel Roy, while another said it was a group of people including the designer.

The magazine was told Solange left the party abruptly with Jay Z and Beyonce, but they didn’t witness any drama that could have caused them to leave.

The elevator incident happened on their way out of the hotel from the party.

While this is certainly a juicy celebrity story, we don’t know why Solange lost her cool so badly.

The CCTV footage unfortunately does not come with any audio, and the pop and hip-hop royalty are unlikely to ever comment on what actually happened on that fateful night.

Thankfully, the people at Noisey have compiled a helpful list of possible reasons for the spat.

They suggest Solange could have been three weeks behind on Game of Thrones, and Jay Z couldn’t help but spoil it for her.

Noisey also proffer gems like “cocaine is a hell of a drug” or maybe Jay Z had been a bit of a bad person.

It also quickly became a meme, and here are some of the best (hint: Jay Z might have more than 99 problems).

To begin with, Solange’s Wikipedia page was quickly changed (and just as quickly changed back).

An internet genius combined the already-memed Michelle Obama “save our girls” photo with the Jay Z/Solange scandal.


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