Solange Knowles & Jay Z: Did They Fight Over Her Leaving Roc Nation?

Tue, May 13, 2014 12:23pm EDT by 13 Comments

Could Jay Z and Solange’s fight have possibly been more business-related? The “Losing You” singer had been managed by Jay’s management team at Roc Nation, until she recently decided to branch out on her own. So did Jay feel betrayed?

Jay Z and Solange Knowles aren’t just extremely intertwined by their personal relationships with Beyonce — they also have (or had) a business relationship. And with Solange branching out on her own and ditching Jay’s label, Roc Nation, there’s a good chance the schism is directly related to their violent altercation in a Standard Hotel elevator at a Met Gala after-party on May 5.

Solange Knowles Ditches Jay Z’s Record Label

Solange’s DJing career was being managed by Roc Nation’s Rich Kleiman since at least 2011, when the singer followed Beyonce’s lead and let her father, Mathew Knowles, go as her manager.

But looking on Roc Nation’s website today, a day after video of Solange assaulting Jay Z in an elevator was released, her name is no longer listed. Since it was never publicized when Solange left the company, some, including MediaTakeout, are speculating that Jay Z only recently dropped her, ending their business relationship in the week after she attacked him in that elevator.

However, it seems evident that Solange left Roc Nation to start her own record label, Saint Records, in May 2013. When the label was launched, Solange tweeted about taking control of all her future projects:

Further proof that Solange’s association with Roc ended long ago: the last news the label posted about her was on June 5, 2013.

Solange Attacks Jay Z In Elevator

But even though it seems that Solange moved her business away from Jay long ago, the two may have been harboring animosity over the split for months, and it may have finally boiled over on May 5. Perhaps Jay voiced that he felt betrayed by her, or maybe she confronted him about not being given enough attention while at Roc Nation. That would also explain why Beyonce mostly tried to stay out of the altercation.

An elevator surveillance camera caught the younger Knowles sister slapping and kicking Jay Z as they were leaving the Met Gala after-party. A bodyguard restrained Solange as she was going ballistic, and after the fight, Solange and Beyonce got into a separate town car, while Jay Z rode away from the party alone.

With neither Jay, Solange, or Beyonce commenting on the conflict, the real reason behind it is still up in the air. But a business deal gone bad is as good of a theory as any. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Why did Solange flip out on Jay Z?

– Andrew Gruttadaro

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D'Jai

Posted at 7:33 AM on May 14, 2014  

I am sorry to hear that Solange Knowles was out of control in the elevator. In my opinion, there should not have been anything that could have been said or done by Jay-Z for her to lose her composure and violently lash out the way she did. She is a grown woman and mother and should carry herself that way….I am glad that Beyonce stayed out of it (which is probably why Solange is childishly removing photos of her sister on her social media)…Hopefully, Solange and Jay-Z (and Beyonce) can work out their issues and become a united front in the near future…I also hope that all of them will sue the establishment that leaked the elevator incident in the first place…(And, I hope that the person who did it gets fired.)…Nowadays, it’s like most people love to get a payday for sensationalized scandalous behavior by showing the world what people do….We are all human beings and we should know that none of us are perfect beings and do not want all of our dirty laundry to be aired in public….I will pray for all of them to have continued success: personally and professionally….God Bless!!

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Mimi79

Posted at 6:45 PM on May 13, 2014  

Jay Z is the devil!!! And Beyoncé is his puppet! SMH…..He’s her handler and she has to obey the Master Puppeteer! #Satanist

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Mimi79

Posted at 6:50 PM on May 13, 2014  

And to add….If that was my sister? That he has slept around on and had a secret baby and all this crap where girls are TELLING ON HIM ( If they’re not paid off ) I would defend my sister too.He’s a hoe! Everybody knows that! Even Superhead sucked him off! SMDH!!!!!!! WAKE THE F*%$K UP BEY! I used to have a lot of respect for her…. #FanLost

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Truth be told

Posted at 12:34 AM on May 14, 2014  

MIMI YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL!!!! They are finally being EXPOSED!!! I hope the world does not continue to turn a blind eye so they will see that your soul is worth more than a few years of fame. When the jig is up and bottoms out, it’s a long drop and a hard fall! #TruthComesToLight

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Kaurreche simz

Posted at 2:39 PM on May 13, 2014  

that is an old tweet from Solange from last year Not this year of may 2014.

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mannerism

Posted at 2:33 PM on May 13, 2014  

Reblogged this on m o d e m a n n e r i s m.

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Inez

Posted at 2:03 PM on May 13, 2014  

but wait.. may 14th is 2morrow… so its sth wrong wit the twitter post

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Inez

Posted at 2:04 PM on May 13, 2014  

god damn 2013 haha

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Carole

Posted at 1:47 PM on May 13, 2014  

Psycho and ghetto = Solange
You need Anger management quickly and take your meds
And by the way to be sued for your creazy behaviour
I CAN t stand That She CAN get away with That violence and to be praise

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Audrey Balkema

Posted at 2:23 PM on May 13, 2014  

Remember ghetto behavior can be found in any culture and race. For us white people, Jerry springer show is considered to be white trash behavior.

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Kristy

Posted at 1:13 AM on May 16, 2014  

What does anyone’s ethnicity have to do with what Carole said? She was talking about solange (one person, not an entire ethnic group).

 
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Mister Baja

Posted at 1:19 PM on May 13, 2014  

no, solange felt betrayed by the entire zoo.

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