Remember that beatdown Solange gave Jay-Z? Well, it was on this day, a year ago. Not the exact date, but at the Met Gala of 2014.
Even as this year the memes about Rihanna’s dress and about if Kim Kardashian stole her style from Beyonce or from Cher, last year the memes and the stories only centered around a couple who are not in anyway a couple – Jay-Z and his sister in law, Solange.
To commemorate this day, I am going to take us on a journey into memory lane to re-live the event. On 12th May, Solange attacked Jay in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City, where the he, her and Beyonce had gone to attend a Met Gala after party. In the video, Solange is seen attacking and swinging wildly at Jay-Z, who doesn’t retaliate (watch the video here).
A large man, thought to be a bodyguard, is seen restraining Solange, while Beyonce just looks on.
The beatdown caused a stir for several weeks (and arguably till the end of the year), spiked Solange’s music sales, made one person a whole lot richer, and most terrifying, started divorce rumours between the power couple.
Jay & Bey in true royalty spirit refused to say a thing about the incident, except for this line Beyonce dropped on Flawless Remix.
Now a year later, the hype from the fight has all but died (except for this recent story linking Rihanna to the beat-down). Solange has gone on to have a beautiful wedding and Jay was there. All hatchets have been buried and all the parties involved at the 2015 Met Gala.
About last year, this was the picture of the event.