Can you blame him though? Minutes after Solange was caught on tape physically attacking her sister Beyonce’s husband, another video caught Jay Z trying to stay as far away from his sister-in-law as possible. Watch the video!
Though the insanely violent altercation between Solange and Jay Z ended before they left the Standard Hotel elevator on May 5, you could still practically taste the animosity as the two left the hotel’s post-Met Gala party with Beyonce. At the time this video footage seemed like nothing, but now that we know what happened before this moment, it’s easy to see how shaken Jay was by the attack, and how much he was trying to distance himself from Solange.
Jay Z Avoids Solange After Violent Fight
Jay is shown putting his wife into the town car that Solange has already gotten into in the video taken by SplashNews, and then slowly walking away to find another ride home. Jay also seems to indicate to his bodyguard that there’s no way in hell he’s going to ride in the same car as the woman who just went berserk on him in an elevator.
The rapper then walks a few steps away and gets into an SVU that drives him away from the Standard. Throughout the entire sequence, Jay looks very somber and almost shellshocked.
When we saw this clip a day after the Met Gala, it was easy to presume that Jay just had some late-night business to attend to — either that or Bey and Solange simply wanted to go somewhere else. But now it’s clear that Jay was making a strategic choice to put some space between himself and Bey’s sister.
Solange Attacks Jay Z At Met Gala After-Party
And watching the video of the fight, which was obtained by TMZ, you can’t really blame Jay for the way he looked and acted afterwards.
The shocking clip showed Solange first berating Jay Z in an elevator that Beyonce and a bodyguard were also in. The yelling quickly escalated to Solange slapping at Jay Z, and after she was restrained by the bodyguard, she continued to take shots at the rapper by kicking him. For the most part, Jay Z remained calm, only trying to block Solange’s blows and not physically retaliating at her in any way. As of yet, there is still no solid explanation for why things got so heated in that elevator.
But Jay Z was clearly shaken by it. So what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Watch the video of the aftermath above and let us know.
— Andrew Gruttadaro