Solange — no matter how upset you were with Jay Z on the night of the Met Ball, May 5, there’s no excuse for attacking him in an elevator.
Solange Knowles — you launched a shocking attack on your brother-in-law, Jay Z, in the elevator of NYC’s Standard Hotel, and you need to know that it was completely unacceptable behavior.
Solange Knowles — It Was Wrong Of You To Hit Jay Z
Violence is never the answer, no matter how upset you were with Jay Z. There is no excuse for the vicious punches and kicks that you threw at Jay Z.
While the world does not know at this point — and may never know — why you were furious with Jay Z, there is no reason that could justify your behavior. You cannot hit anyone ever — family or otherwise. It’s assault and it’s against the law.
Fortunately, Jay Z was not hurt, thanks to his bodyguard who restrained you. And also fortunately, he kept his temper in check and did not attempt to retaliate in any way.
If anything, he retreated as far away from you in the elevator as was humanly possible. “Jay Z pulls his arms in and covers his private parts, which indicates that he is feeling very vulnerable and must have physically felt her hard punches,” body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
“He is clearly afraid” of you, said Dr. Glass.
Your sister, Beyonce, 32, also kept calm during the attack, though she was undoubtedly shocked by your outrageous behavior.
Now Solange, you may be Beyonce’s younger sister, but that doesn’t mean you can indulge in a “family” temper tantrum. Whatever it was that enraged you needs to be addressed in a deeper way. Physically attacking a family member like that means that there have to be long-simmering issues at play.
“Perhaps alcohol may have played a role; lowered inhibitions and impulse control. But to act out like that, in a flash, most likely means that long-term resentment has been building up and you’ve been sitting on it,” believes psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, Assistant Professor At The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Jay Z Was ‘Clearly Afraid’ Of Solange Knowles During Their Elevator Fight
Dr. Gilda Carle agrees that there is more to your physical attack than a particular disagreement, no matter how vehement. “What fueled this outburst is anyone’s guess, but it’s very difficult for any human being to feel like a shadow to her sibling who gets all the attention and love,” explains Dr. Gilda, The 30-Second Therapist from the Today show. “Perhaps it was safer to pick on Beyonce’s husband than to show her true feelings to her sister. But Jay Z kept his cool and did NOT become part of the fray, which says a lot about his character.”
Now, Solange, even if you do have subliminal feelings of jealousy or resentment, you have to admit that Jay Z, 44, and your sister, have been very supportive of you. They spend a tremendous amount of time with your son, Daniel Julez J. Smith, 9, whom you had when you were just 17 years old. They treat him like their own child. Furthermore, Beyonce has been so supportive of your own career — she even surprised you onstage at Coachella on April 12, when she happily joined you to perform “Losing You.”
In what world is an attack on your sister’s husband the right way to deal with any issues you have with him, your sister, or both of them?
Even after your attack, Beyonce stood by you and accompanied you home in a car, while Jay Z took another car. She obviously wanted to talk, to discuss what had gone down and to calm you down. She cared so much despite your misbehavior that she did not abandon you.
Solange, you owe Jay Z and Beyonce a major apology and you also must seek help for the anger management issues you appear to have.
Luckily, it’s clear that you have a loving sister and brother-in-law who will stand by you, even when you are at your worst.
So, HollywoodLifers, do you think that Solange totally crossed the line when she attacked Jay Z? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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