On May 18 Saturday Night Live tried to make light of the May 5 attack between Jay-Z and Solange Knowles by making a hilarious skit for the show’s cold opener. Check out the video and see if SNL cast members Sasheer Zamata and Jay Pharoah make a convincing Solange and Jay-Z.
SNL cast members Maya Rudolph, 41, Jay Pharoah, 26, and Sasheer Zamata, 28, all pulled off their hilarious imitations of Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange on the show’s 39th season finale, May 18. The audience was out of their seats laughing as these three revealed the “real” reason for the huge fight between Jay and Solange.
Jay Z & Beyonce Reveal Real Reason For Her Attack On ‘SNL’
There was no holding back the laughter as the cast of SNL spoofed the huge altercation which took place at the Standard Hotel in New York City.
The real-life drama started when the three were leaving the hotel’s famed Boom Boom Room after the Met Ball Gala after-party. They all entered an elevator together to leave and that’s when everything went crazy.
The fight was originally captured on the elevator’s security camera. The footage was later leaked to the public on May 12. In the black and white footage, which has no sound, you can clearly see Solange slap, kick, and punch Jay-Z. Beyonce tries to get in between the two a couple of times during the fight but most of the time she stays out of it.
Jay Z & Beyonce’s ‘SNL’ Skit: The Real Hilarious Reason For Her Attack
SNL wanted to take things a step further and clear up all the confusion about what happened before, during, and after the elevator brawl. The result was a hilarious cold opener skit that will go down as one of the funniest the show has ever produced.
In the skit Jay-Z and Solange provided a “soundtrack” that explains that Solange was just trying to brush a spider off of Jay’s jacket! Maya Rudolph shows up later as Beyonce and the skit just takes off from there as Maya goes in to her perfect “confused Beyonce” personality.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about the skit? Did you find it just as funny as we did, or do you think it’s to soon to be making fun of such a violent attack? Let us know what’s on your mind.
— Bryant Perkins