Why Solange Hit Jay Z
By Alex Panisch
The Internet has been abuzz for the past two days over the on-going Post-After-Party-Elevator-Brawl-2014 saga. On Monday,TMZ leaked the footage from the elevator security camera showing Solange attack her brother-in-law.
According to the New York Daily News, things began to sour when some of Solange’s “non-famous” friends—the Daily News’ words not ours—tried to get into the party at The Standard’s Boom Boom Room.
“Two of her friends, who were not dressed for the Met Ball, showed up at The Standard and caused a scene downstairs,” the anonymous source tells the Daily News.
The pair kept dropping Jay Z’s name, pretending to be his guests and not Solange’s. Management told Beyoncé’s bodyguard and word got back to Jay Z, who was unhappy that Solange’s friends were using his name in vain.
The Daily News source told the paper that Jay Z snapped at Solange, who then “turned sullen and said she wanted to leave the party.”
When leaving the party at The Standard, Jay Z said he’d be heading to nearby Up & Down, where Rihanna was holding her own post-gala soirée. Furthermore, Jay’s people called ahead and said he “didn’t need extra security” because Beyoncé wouldn’t be accompanying him.
Solange—whom the Daily News source said “seemed drunk and irritated”—said, “Why can’t you go home?” and to her sister, “Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?”
Jay Z replied: “You’re one to talk” This apparently sent Solange off.
Once they got into the elevator, Solange attacked Jay Z, who ultimately did not attend Rihanna’s party.