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Solange Beats Up Jay Z, Beyoncé Watches, Internet Reacts . . . So Much Has Happened



Oof. Earlier TMZ leaked footage of Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z in an elevator while Beyoncé watched, choosing not to intervene. The altercation occurred as the three of them were leaving the Met Gala. There is no audio on the video nor have any of the parties released a statement. Thankfully, Jay Z reacted properly and didn’t physically hit Solange so much as he tried to block her attacks. A lot of people are upset at Beyoncé because she didn’t get in between them. I certainly don’t understand what they expected her to do when it’s her husband and sister in an altercation and her sister is reacting disproportionately. I wouldn’t want to have to pick a side and clearly Solange couldn’t be diffused, she wouldn’t stop even after Jay’s bodyguard held her back. Beyoncé’s reaction looked as though this wasn’t the first time her sister behaved this way. Considering Bey knows the both of them pretty well she probably knew how she should react to calm her sister down and not cause her husband to pop off. I think the Carters reacted the way a 44-year-old man and 32-year-old man should react: with maturity and without more violence.

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