Looks like Hova’s got more than just 99 problems! Move over James Franco, Jay Z is in the center of an internet storm thanks to security camera footage starring Beyonce‘s lil’ sis Solange, attempting to beat the crap out of Jay Z in an elevator.
The camera footage has caused an international frenzy of speculation. Fans are asking, “why did Solange go off on her brother-in-law” and “why was Beyonce just standing there, frozen and emotionless?”
The infamous elevator video was captured and allegedly leaked by a security guard who works at the swanky Standard Hotel in Downtown NYC. The incident was captured after Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange (along with a bodyguard) attended an after-party for the Met Gala.
In the footage, it appeared Solange was fuming at Jay when they entered the elevator, screaming at his face and launching some wayward punches. Solange inevitably connected with a kick to Jay’s lower regions. Meanwhile, Beyonce stood there watching, frozen and emotionless. The fight lasted for several minutes as the bodyguard tried to hold Solange back. The impromptu brawl finally concluded when the group hit the ground floor, the elevator doors opened, and they all hurriedly made their way out.
No audio of the incident is known to exist (yet), but bloggers are already swarming with conjectures about why such a crazy thing would have happened. Safe to say, alcohol was consumed by most of the attendees, possibly loosening Solange’s grip over her emotions (she is known to be the “feistier” of the Knowles sisters, especially when it comes to her brother-in-law). It also appears Jay verbally responded to her throughout the attack, raising the possibility that he was goading her on.
Most tantalizingly, it appeared that Beyonce did nothing to intervene. She stayed back and allowed her husband to get pummeled by an intense flurry of jabs, kicks, and handbag whacks that would have made Sonya from “Mortal Kombat” proud. To the humble observer, this could mean that either she didn’t want to be seen as picking favorites… or Beyonce was subtly agreeing with Solange’s response.
The aftermath of the incident adds another deep layer of mystery. Upon exiting The Standard, Jay Z entered one car while the Knowles sisters went into another, leaving for the Costa Rican wedding of ex-Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland. Meanwhile, Bey posted a cryptic prayer on her own Instagram saying “help me to choose my friends wisely so I won’t be led astray. Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence.” And, just yesterday, Jay and Bey were all smiles as they sat courtside at a Nets game- as if nothing had even happened.
For now, the public will just have to use its imagination to fill in the missing pieces of this internet viral video saga. Being notoriously private, it is unlikely that any of the parties involved will comment on the incident for some time. It is certainly hard to blame them for wanting to keep a low profile, with them being major celebrities literally stalked by cameras. The trappings of fame so intensely destroy one’s privacy that not even an elevator is safe for a private family squabble!
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