Celebrating A Year Of Jay-Z’s Beatdown

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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).

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A large man, thought to be a bodyguard, is seen restraining Solange, while Beyonce just looks on.

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See more memes hereand here.

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.

Solange Knowles in an avant garde Giles dress
Solange Knowles in an avant garde Giles dress

SolangeSolange and hubby

Beyonce in Givenchy
Beyonce in Givenchy
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Beyonce and Jay Z attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Music Royalty. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Beyonce and Jay-Z attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
What a view. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

About last year, this was the picture of the event.

jay-z-beyonce-solange-met-gala-fight-billboard-650We thank Jigga and Solange and Queen Bey for giving us a drama-full Met Gala last year

King

King

King is a writer and guitarist. He is an opinionated, multi talented individual with love for music and everything it concerns

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