Beyoncé’s sister Solange lashed out at Jay Z in an astonishing elevator attack after the music mogul said he was attending Rihanna’s Met Ball after-party without his wife, it has been reported. The blazing row was actually sparked by Jay Z, who snapped at Solange when two of her friends tried to use his name to get into the starry after-party at The Standard hotel in Manhattan following the gala last week.
And it was when Solange demanded they leave that Jay Z said he was heading off to Rihanna’s bash without Beyoncé’, prompting Solange to hit out at him. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>>>
Jay Z and Beyonce seemed distant as they arrived at the Standard Hotel’s Boom Boom Room, a far cry from the adorable show they made of a schmaltzy proposal on the red carpet earlier at the Vogue party.
Beyonce had dropped a ring and her husband was quick to hit the deck and retrieve it, before recreating the moment he asked her to become his wife.
That was a typically envy inducing show of togetherness, like Mr and Mrs Carter’s performance at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Beyonce tried to muster a showbiz smile as the threesome left but then tellingly departed with her sister in a car while her husband left separately. While there has been no detail emerging on what Rachel and Solange were disputing, Kim has had her fair share of reported feuds with Solange’s sister Beyonce.
Solange accompanied designer Rachel to the 2012 Met Gala, and Rachel’s ex-husband Damon Dash has endured a long-running feud with Jay Z, his former business partner.
It’s not yet known what provoked the fight, however, the famous couple looked as happy as ever as they attended another Brooklyn Nets game on Saturday while Solange played a gig in New York. Beyonce and Jay Z surprisingly were not keeping a low profile after news of the fight, which took place last week, broke on Monday.
Rather tellingly, Jay Z had his arms affectionately around Solange’s nine-year-old son, who is known as Juelz, as the family sat courtside.
Solange has admitted to issues with drugs in the past, and cancelled her European tour last year amidst rumours of usage, In February, 2009, she tweeted about ending up in the hospital after a Nyquil overdose. ‘I don’t even smoke weed that often, but I’m finding I can’t remember things,’ she revealed on Twitter on Septemer 1 the same year.
Solange and the music mogul have been close for over a decade, with Jay Z – real name Shawn Carter – taking a big brother style role to the fledgling star after he started dating her sister Beyonce and Jay Z were famously friends first but started a relationship way back in 2001, they then married in 2008.
During the frenzied altercation, Jay Z grabs Solange’s stiletto clad foot to block a kick but never attempts to retaliate.
Beyonce seems sanguine throughout, and appears to be trying to calm her sister down… at one point she pragmatically removes the long train of her Givenchy Haute Couture dress from the fray.
Jay Z’s shocked appearance and hand to face as Solange marches angrily ahead after leaving the elevator were captured on film, however.
Jay Z has reneged on repeated promises to help boost Solange boost music career, according to sources.
And a family friend today revealed the simmering tensions that has led to the family feud, saying: ‘He hasn’t kept his promise to help her. Jay keeps telling her to give him some time and he will sit down and write with her and then get her into the studio but he hasn’t done it yet.’
The source added: ‘Solange’s album is coming out soon but there is no buzz about it, which is a bad sign within the industry.
‘Solange wants a major career like her sister and she’s tired of living in her shadow. She’s jealous.
‘Jay Z promised he would help take her to the next level but he never found the time to keep his word.’
Row over Rihanna: It’s reported that Solange was furious that Jay-Z planned to attend Rihanna’s Met Gala after-party without Beyonce. Rihanna is seen here at the Met Gala on Monday, May 5 in Manhattan
Solange’s pals ‘wouldn’t leave and kept name dropping Jay Z. They were pretending they were guests of his and not hers. Management went to Julius (Beyonce’s bodyguard) and said there’s a problem.’
Jay Z soon got wind of it and snapped at Solange, saying ‘don’t use my name’. This in turn prompted Solange to insist that she wanted to leave the bash.
On the way out, Jay Z said he’d be heading to Up & Down on West 14th Street, where Rihanna was holding her own post-Met Ball bash, a second source said.
Allegedly, the star said he didn’t need extra security because Beyoncé was not joining him.The source said Solange, who seemed ‘drunk and irritated’, said: ‘Why can’t you go home?’ telling Beyonce ‘Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?'”
But Jay Z replied: ‘You’re one to talk’, which sent Solange into a rage.Once inside the elevator, she started punching and kicking her brother-in-law – an attack that was caught on surveillance video and leaked to TMZ.com on Monday.
Ultimately, the rapper decided against going to Rihanna’s party and he was seen getting into a separate car as Beyoncé and Solange left together.
Jay Z and Rihanna are longtime cohorts. While president of Def Jam, he signed the Barbados beauty in 2004 and just days ago she signed to his label Roc Nation.She is also managed by Roc Nation.
Mrs Carter is extremely close to her younger sibling, and made a surprise appearance at Coachella this year to support Solange’s set at the California music festival.
Back in 2008, she said: ‘People think there should be this great rivalry between us, but there’s never been any competition.
‘There’s a big age gap and we are two very different characters. I try to stand on my own two feet and not talk too much about my sister. But the two of us are still close.’
She even said when asked if Jay Z was an inspiration: ‘I know. I have a lot of people to look up to and learn from.’