HomeCelebritiesJay-Z Finally Opens Up About Infamous Elevator Fight With Beyoncé’s Sister Solange
Jay-Z Finally Opens Up About Infamous Elevator Fight With Beyoncé’s Sister Solange
Aug 22, 2017
Jay-Z has finally opened up to the public about the infamous 2014 elevator incident at the Met Gala when Beyonce's sister, Solange, physically attacked him. Footage of the elevator was leaked to the public, leading to widespread speculation about the reason for the spat. A popular suspicion is that Solange was furious with Jay-Z over rumors he cheated on Beyonce with designer Rachel Roy. Roy is one of several women suspected of being "Becky with the good hair," the dusty side chick addressed in Beyonce's album Lemonade.
Jay-Z holding his face. In the footage of the incident, Solange can be seen hitting and kicking Jay-Z before being restrained by his bodyguard. Beyonce and Jay-Z and Solange left separately from the Met Gala following the incident.
That's my sister. Jay recently opened up about the incident, referring to Solange as his sister, and stating that the two "only had one disagreement, ever." Jay further stated that Solange is not just his sister-in-law, but his sister, and he feels protective of her.
Siblings. Jay added that he sometimes fought with his brothers growing up, and that it wasn't that big of a deal. "It ain't nothing," he said.
Rachel Roy. Rumor has it that Solange was furious over rumors that Jay cheated on Bey with designer Rachel Roy. Roy was previously married to Jay-Z's former business partner, Damon Dash.
Who is Becky? Beyonce directly addresses the topic of infidelity in her album Lemonade. In the track "Sorry", she makes a famous reference to Becky with the good hair, a "side chick."
Roy's tweet. When Lemonade was released, Roy tweeted "good care don't care." Many Beyonce fans interpreted this as Roy's way of admitting to being Becky.
Infidelity. Rumors of infidelity have plagued Bey and Jay's marriage for years as they struggle to maintain their privacy while living in the spotlight. It has been alleged that Jay was romantically involved with Roy, Rita Ora and Rihanna.
Flawless. Bey makes a reference to the elevator incident in "Flawless." "Of course some s*** go down when it's a billion dollars on the elevator."
Solange speaks out. Following the 2014 fight, Solange briefly addressed the incident, saying "my family and I are good." Knowles added "my family and I have worked through this unfortunate incident."
Family feud. Jay-Z surprised fans by addressing the Becky rumors in his album 4:44. In the track "Family Feud," he directly calls Becky out, saying "let me alone, Becky."
Solange and Rachel Roy. Roy, in the meantime, has stayed mum on the rumors. Following the storm she caused on Twitter with her "good hair don't care" tweet, Roy canceled her upcoming speaking engagements, blaming a family emergency.
What set Solange off? Rumor has it that Jay-Z was spotted talking to Rachel Roy at an after-party following the Met Ball. Solange found out, and that's when things hit the fan.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West factor in. Supposedly, there's a Kim and Kanye factor in the feud. Roy and Kardashian are close friends. While Roy was present at Kim and Kanye's wedding, Bey and Jay were very noticeably absent.
Rift with Kanye. Jay also spoke out about his strained friendship with Kanye West. Jay stated that Kanye crossed the line when he brought his family into it, allegedly making disparaging comments about Bey and even Blue Ivy.
Publicity. Could this all be a publicity stunt? Some suspect it might. The rumors and scandals surrounding Bey and Jay's marriage certainly have continued to keep people interested.