Solange & Jay Z Fight At The Met Ball

Last week, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles attended the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. And today, TMZ released some video of the three artists getting into an ugly scrap at the Standard Hotel in NYC after the gala. The footage comes from the Standard’s elevator-security camera, and in it, you can see Solange yelling at Jay as they enter the elevator, then attacking him, pushing, kicking, and punching, before (and even while) being restrained by another member of the party. (Beyoncé mostly hangs back and stays out of it.) So what the hell happened? Watch the video below.

UPDATE: TMZ has now released this longer video of the attack:

After the fight, Beyoncé and Solange got in one car and Jay left in another.

Comments (50)
  1. Come on now, Stereogum. Drop this kind of bullshit and moronic rhetoric questions.

  2. I’ll tell you what happened: She was born second.

  3. She just wanted to take the stairs.

  4. TMZ videos? You’re really pushing it with celeb drama.

    • This is a music-focused news website and the story concerns three current, relevant, and popular musicians, all of whom have been covered extensively on this site and are well-liked by its readers. I think it would have been weird if Stereogum DIDN’T post this.

      • Exactly. I think what we should be figuring out is who threw shade first

      • Are you telling me that there is no place in the interwebs for a music news website that does not delve into this kind of socialite news garbage? I’m sorry but I refuse to believe in that because they actually already exist. It’s a shame Stereogum chose not to be one of them.

        • I’m not saying that at all, I just guess we have different definitions of “socialite news garbage”. All three of these artists are popular and respected by people who write for and read this site. This isn’t an article about the Kardashians.

  5. Jay experiencing the hard knock life again

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  7. Some Chun Li shit right there

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  9. So how will Drake reference this without actually referencing this?

  10. it was a battle for who gets a hot new Dev Hynes beat.

  11. Maybe next time, Jay Z will think twice before revealing Game of Thrones spoilers.

  12. looks like Solange got a hold of Jay’s Tae Bo videos

  13. Longest elevator ride I’ve ever seen…

  14. On the one hand, I’m actually interested in these artists. On the other, Stereogum’s embedding TMZ videos.

    I have no idea how I’m supposed to feel.

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    • You guys are right, I shouldn’t be surprised by this dumb garbage content

      • We can’t choose what ‘Gum decides to post, but we can choose what we discuss in the comments.

        I think we extracted some decent jokes out of this whole situation.

        mickrandom’s GoT joke is Casterly Rock gold!

  16. And now there’s a fucking update. Good Lord Almighty.

  17. Crazy in lift.

  18. This is probably not nearly as big of a deal as anyone’s making it out to be. My guess is they had a few drinks, maybe Jay said something kinda dickish, maybe Solange took it the wrong way… We’ve all been there. Good on Jay and Bey for not responding with to her physical attack with more violence, and let’s all not jump on Solange when we don’t really know what happened.

  19. The idea of trouble in this particular Paradise gives me the strangest happiness. I’m pretty sure this makes me a bad person. Also, I like her “all out batsh!t crazy” style

  20. Pretty tough on everyone involved to have this kind of shit released to TMZ by some asshole.

  21. Beyonce was probably like “WORLD STAR!!”

  22. All joking aside, I hate TMZ so much. They just sicken me beyond the proper use of good vocabulary. But worse than that, people are actually interested in this. In what happened, why, and what will come of it. I could not possibly care less.

  23. Jay’s face kinda expresses on that photo above: “Wow, THAT ‘Pretty Hurts’!”


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