Solange Knowles Attacks Jay Z in Elevator After Met Gala

Solange Knowles attends the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2014, in New York City.
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It looks as though there’s some family drama brewing between the Knowleses and Carters.  

According to TMZ, last week at the Met Gala after-party, held at the Standard Hotel in New York City, Jay Z, Solange and Beyoncé were in an elevator when violence erupted. In the video, Solange is seen screaming at Jay Z and then lunges toward him.

After the fight, the trio left the building, but as Jay Z was heading to the same car as Solange and Beyoncé, his bodyguard rushed him into another vehicle.

Someone, presumably a bodyguard, attempted to hold Solange back as she unleashed her fury in the elevator. In the corner, you could see Beyoncé standing and looking at the commotion. During the melee, Solange attempted to kick Jay Z, but he grabbed her foot. Jay Z did not retaliate during the fight.


Solange, who uses Twitter often, has not addressed the video, and her tweet history makes no reference to the incident.

But now that the video has been released, everyone is talking:

Regardless of what triggered the fight, violence is never the answer.

Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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