So Solange and Jay-Z. Yeah. The footage of the elevator fight between Beyonce‘s little sis and her baby daddy has gone viral, the circumstances are murky at best and very little office work is being done across the world because we’re all extremely busy discussing which rumours are probably maybe true and which ones are definitely maybe bullshit.
In case you haven’t had time to catch up on the news – what, you have something better to do? – here’s a timeline for you (unlikely rumours, memes and ’100th problem jokes’ lovingly included):
Met Gala occurs. Many awful gowns worn. Jay-Z and Beyonce look generally resplendent, he faux proposes after a diamond falls off her dress. Solange looks like a peach disaster.
Bey posts a cryptic message to Instagram, which reads: ’Lord, I lift up every one of my relationships to You and ask You to bless them… Help me to choose my friends wisely so I won’t be led astray. Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence…’
Black and white video from Met Gala elevator emerges via TMZ. Jay, Bey and Solange have all been at a Met Gala after party at the Standard Hotel. (Identities aren’t officially confirmed but there would have to be some pretty unfortunate outfit double ups if it wasn’t those three.)
Solange goes H.A.M. for a full 3 minutes. Punches, kicks, shoes and purses are thrown, with her having to be restrained by someone’s bodyguard – not that it really does much good, as she almost makes contact with Jay’s babymaker several times. For the most part, Jay just puts his hands up in defence, and Bey is strangely passive, intervening only for a brief moment when her sis is flailing legs across the elevator at Mr Carter.
In case you haven’t seen the footage yet (seriously, do you even internet?), here it is for ya’ll:
Twitter explodes. #WhatJayZSaidToSolange
Video from after Met Gala also emerges, showing the three exiting the hotel less than cheery, and Jay getting into a separate
May 13 (rumour mill goes into overdrive):
Rihanna party/affair rumours surface (but really, who would ever cheat on Beyonce?).
The ‘Don’t use my name aka Solange’s career is failing’ rumour (most reasonable).
A classic case of too many champagnes.
This attack on Jay allegedly part of a ‘string of erratic events’ from Solange. In 2013, she cancelled a tour due to mental health issues, and was allegedly seen on the night of Met Gala yelling abuse at ‘friends’ including Rachel Roy aka Kim Kardashian‘s bestie, who she accompanied to the 2012 event.
Reports emerge that the apparently feuding pair were spotted shopping at jewellery store Mr Flawless a week after Met Gala, with no tension at all. Confusion. Sorry diamonds?
It is suggested that after the video leaked, Solange purged her Instagram of all photos of her sister (since debunked by MTV, who said Bey “rarely, if ever, figured into her little sister’s feed” BUT it seems over 40 snaps of the pair have since gone AWOL).
Let the water cooler debates begin. You’re welcome.