Well, that de-escalated quickly…
This has been one of the strangest cases of family in-fighting that we’ve ever seen.
Monday, we all stood in shock as we watched an enraged Solange Knowles trying to put them paws on her tuxedo-clad brother-in-law, Jay Z, in an elevator after the Met Gala.
Yesterday, well-timed reports surfaced that Jay and Solange were seen together shopping for jewelry in NYC. According to that report, nothing was purchased during their outing, which further added fuel to the conspiracy theory that the whole thing was just for show.
This morning, Beyonce took the public relations war to social media via Instagram. The image-conscious chanteuse posted picture after picture of herself and Solange smiling, frolicking, and embracing during happier times.
Layin’ it on kinda thick aren’t ya Bey?
Being that no one ever takes what BGKC does at face value, this move is definitely going to come off suspect to a large part of the Instagramming public.
Flip the page over to see the pics and read an inside account of account of why slizzard Solange went all Mortal Kombat on her Camel-in-law.
Image via Getty/Instagram
Solange Knowles was “crazy drunk and out of it” when she launched her attack on Jay Z and has been struggling with family and career issues after being dropped by Jay’s label, sources claim.
Solange was seen on video attempting to punch and kick the rapper, who does not retaliate, while her sister Beyoncé weakly looks on, as they left a Met Ball after-party at The Standard hotel in the Meatpacking District on May 5.
Sources tell us that Solange had worked hard to keep her music career afloat after she left Roc Nation last year and started her own label, Saint Records.
It ain’t Shawn’s fault that Solange can’t sell out a airplane bathroom!
One source said, “Clearly she was on something at the party, she was drunk and out of it. The girl is crazy and prone to outbursts. She got in the elevator with Jay and Bey. He had made a comment that she didn’t like, and she just snapped.”
Another who witnessed her bizarre behavior said, “She was the girl who drank too much and was behaving badly at the party.”
Lil too much Ace Of Spade, eh?
An insider added that Solange has recently gone through a lot of turmoil: “She used to be on [Jay Z’s] label [Roc Nation], but now she isn’t. And she moved to New Orleans from Brooklyn with her son. Solange still spends a lot of time in New York, but she is further away from her family, which has created some issues.”
It takes an village in Tribeca to raise a child.
Jay and Beyoncé put on a show of unity at the Barclays Center on Monday, sitting courtside for the Nets game against the Miami Heat.
Meanwhile, bosses at The Standard were desperately trying to track down who leaked the surveillance tape to TMZ for up to $250,000.
“This was being shopped for five days to the highest bidder,” said a source who confirmed the tape was sold for $250,000. The Standard has hired Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, who is investigating who shopped the tape. “There are only a handful of people who’d have access to that tape,” our source said. “The Standard owns that tape.” But, “Once it was out, Jay Z’s people felt they couldn’t control it. They were reluctant to try and publicly fight this.”
So what do you think? Did the Knowles-Carter fam take the last week to work out their differences, or are they working overtime to spin this ugly incident into an innocuous “disagreement”?