Maya Rudolph made a cameo on last night’s “Saturday Night Live,” resurrecting her FLAWLESS Beyonce impression as she joined husband Jay Z and sister Solange to comment on their recent elevator fight scandal. The Standard Hotel is not going to be happy that the truth is finally out about what caused Solange to start flinging her limbs at Hov — who wants to stay at a fancy hotel with a spider problem?
The Standard Hotel employee who sold the security cam video of Solange Knowles and Jay Z’s fight to TMZ for an alleged $250K is not the only person hoping to profit from Elevator-gate. Designer Anya Hinchmarch, who made the handbag Solange used in her flailing attempt at fighting her brother-in-law, tweeted a new ad for the Crisp Packet Clutch, calling it “worth fighting for.” I’ll admit this made me giggle a little, but I also think it’s kinda gross to profit off of an inexcusable moment of violence. Even grosser: this stupid purse not only doesn’t come with potato chips inside, but costs a whopping $1600. DA. FUCK. [Naughty But Nice Rob]
The Knowles/Carter family finally released a statement about the elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange seen ’round the world. They provided no explanation other than something boring about all families having problems. While we wait on CNN to uncover the truth, we turned to our own resources. This definitive list of guesses about what was said inside that elevator was compiled by a close personal friend* of the Knowles/Carter family. Keep reading »
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it.
Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false,” the statement continued. “At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
HA! Not likely. But I’ll try. Solange Knowles and Jay Z (and presumably also Beyonce) released an exclusive statement to the Associated Press about the now notorious elevator fight following the Met Ball, which came to light on Monday when security footage was posted to TMZ. To remind you, in case is hasn’t been playing on loop in your mind like it has in mine, the footage showed Solange wailing on Jay Z in an elevator as Beyonce looked on and a security guard tried to intervene. A whole mess of theories about what the fight could have been about have been circulating since and it doesn’t look like Solange, Jay or Bey is gonna give us any further details. Therefore, I shall continue to assume Jay farted when the elevator doors shut and Solange was not havin’ that. [AP]