After days of speculation, the public finally has a response from Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Solange Knowles, speaking out about the disturbing elevator fight that happened after the Met Gala. A private elevator ride was leaked to the public, showing shocking footage of Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z, as Beyoncé stood by in silence. Now the family is ready to set the record straight.
Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Solange are presenting a united front to the public by releasing a joint statement. The family is acknowledging the abundant rumors that are circulating about what prompted the incident, denying that Solange was drunk and behaving erratically. Jay Z and Solange try to silence rumors by saying that they have worked past this incident by accepting responsibility for their own actions, and have already apologized to each other.
Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Solange also speak out about what caused the disturbing elevator fight, saying it is a private family matter that has unfortunately played out in public. The three say that they are a close family, and like any other family, they also fight and have problems. The three say that they love each other and have put the matter behind them, and they hope the public will do the same.
However, the public might not be ready to move past this fight so soon. Beyoncé and Jay Z are known as a perfect couple that is in love and always supports each other. Fans love watching them on stage together and consider them the ultimate power couple. Later this year, Beyoncé and Jay Z are also planning on touring together. However, this fight proves that the image Beyoncé and Jay Z present to fans might not be who they really are.
In the elevator fight, Beyoncé just stood there and watched as Solange Knowles punched, kicked, and yelled at Jay Z. A bodyguard had to hold Solange back, and Jay Z also did little to stop the attack. Solange was going all out, hitting as hard as she could, and even used her purse to hit the rapper, spilling the contents out on the floor. The fight went on for about three minutes and Beyoncé never once intervened, which is strange behavior for a wife who claims to love her husband.
After the elevator attack, the two sisters got into the same car, and Jay Z spoke to a bodyguard before leaving in his own car. It appeared that Beyoncé took her sister’s side, when she made Jay Z leave the event alone. Jay Z was even photographed rubbing his jaw as he walked out to the car, leading to speculation that Solange hit him pretty hard.
Even though Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Solange Knowles spoke out about the fight, it raises even more questions for the public. Fans were shocked that Beyoncé just stood there and did not defend Jay Z. Reports speculated that Solange was drunk and the couple was simply trying to stay calm because they were used to this erratic behavior. If Solange was not drunk, what prompted her to hit Jay Z? The family’s public statement was intended to silence the rumors and speculation, but it just raises even more concerns.
Opinion By Sara Petersen