Did the elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange Knowles begin because he wanted to go to a party hosted by Rihanna – without his wife Beyoncé?
The New York Daily News is claiming that the now-viral brawl that saw Beyonce's younger sister attack the rapper had everything to do with Jay Z's desire to attend an afterparty without his better half.
As anybody with Internet access is now aware, a man looking very much like Jay Z was attacked in an elevator last week by a woman greatly resembling Solange Knowles shortly after the Met Gala in New York.
TMZ was the first media outlet to obtain the surveillance video, which surfaced on their website Monday.
According to the Daily News report, there was already tension in the air when Jay Z announced, while walking to the Standard Hotel elevator, that he was going to hit the Rihanna soirée rather than head home with Beyoncé.
An unnamed source in the story claims a tipsy Solange took exception and allegedly said to her brother-in-law, "Why can't you go home?"
Solange, 27, then allegedly turned to her big sister and asked, "Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?"
Apparently, Jay Z was not pleased with Solange's intervention and allegedly snapped at her, "You're one to talk."
And that's what sent Solange into a rage, attacking Jay Z with a flurry of punches and kicks that were captured forever for posterity.
The same Daily News source claims that the bad vibrations between Solange and Jay Z actually began earlier, after a group of her friends showed up uninvited to the Standard Hotel looking to partake of the party.
Said the source: "Two of her friends, who were not dressed for the Met Ball, showed up at the Standard and caused a scene. They wouldn't leave and kept name-dropping Jay Z. They were pretending they were guests of his and not hers."
The result: "Management went to Julius [Beyonce's personal bodyguard] and said there's a problem."
When Jay Z was informed of the matter, he allegedly snapped at Solange, "Don't use my name."
Next came the fight of the century, after which Jay Z decided he didn't want to go to the Rihanna bash after all.
In other news, Us Weekly talked to yet another unidentified source, who said, "Solange has flipped her lid like that before. She is genuinely a sweet and nice person, but she also keeps s–t real. She can take a small thing and it triggers her."
Added the Us Weekly source: "This is not the first time this has happened. That's why Bey and Jay were so calm. They are used to this from Solange."
Whatever the cause of their tiff, Jay Z and Solange appear to have patched things up in recent.
On Tuesday, the pair were spotted in New York at the high-end jewelry store Mr. Flawless, where they reportedly spent 20 minutes looking at women's baubles.
Apparently, neither Jay Z or Solange made any purchases, but all seemed peaceable when they exited the store and hopped in a Mercedes limo together.
Or was this just the quiet before the real storm?
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Source: New York Daily News
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