UPDATE: We’ve just heard that Solange Knowles has deleted all photographs of Beyonce from her Instagram feed. As Oyster magazine reports, it’s the “21st century equivalent of ceremoniously deleting someone’s digits from your phone”. Now you just try and tell us there’s no tension there.
Mamamia previously reported:
We can never go back now.
We can never go back to a world where Beyonce and Jay-Z have the perfect power-couple relationship. A world where Jay + Bey are in love, harmonious and happy.
Video of a savage fight between Bey’s husband Jay-Z Carter and her sister Solange Knowles was leaked today (or more accurately, bought by TMZ for an obscene amount of money). It’s security footage from the inside of a lift after the Met Gala Ball in New York and it shows three figures identified as Jay, Bey and Solange walk in and freak out.
Solange is caught scratching, hitting and fly-kicking Jay-Z as Beyonce sort-of leans back, almost cowering against the mirrored insides of the lift. There’s a stillness about Bey that suggests this isn’t the first time her husband and sister have, ah, disagreed.
There’s no audio with the clip, so naturally all we can do is speculate wildly about what provoked the fight. From the amusing to the disturbing, here are the top four theories flying around about what may have caused Solange to physically attack her brother-in-law:
1. Jay-Z insulted Solange about her career and/or life choices.
“This lift has more levels than you have fans.”
“Yo Solange, I’mma let you finish, but Baeyonce is the best Knowles of all time.”
“My lips are bigger than your career.”
Twitter users have spent hours fantasizing about what Jay-Z may have said to Solange to enrage her. Most of them are completely stupid and pointless.
But there is a real possibility that Jay-Z said something truly hurtful to Solange to set her off. She is the less famous Knowles sister, she was never invited to join Destiny’s Child, she’s a single mum and she’s lived in Bey’s shadow her whole life.
Who’s to say Jay-Z didn’t taunt her the exact moment before they entered that lift? As her brother-in-law, Jay-Z could have a whole stash of insults ready to hurt her. Maybe he knows exactly what would wound her ego and he did it particularly fiercely that night.
2. Solange is an angry drunk.
Despite being younger, Solange is known to be the fiercer of the Knowles sisters. Yes, fiercer than Sasha Fierce. Beyonce has spoken openly before about Solange’s outspoken nature and we know girl likes to party. She’s also known for her diva-like behaviour with media and she frequently rants on Twitter.