Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This just in: Beyonce's life is not perfect.

Unless you were on a deserted island yesterday with no wi-fi then you probably watched the footage of Solange Knowles (Beyonce's little sister) attacking Jay-Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel as they were leaving a Met Gala after party.

And now when I go to heaven, instead of asking the Big G what the meaning of life is, I'm gonna be like: WHAT DID JAY-Z SAY TO SOLANGE RIGHT BEFORE THEY GOT INTO THAT ELEVATOR?!

In all seriousness, the altercation was pretty tough to watch.  I imagine there was alcohol involved, because that's what usually causes people to fly off the handle.  What was most telling about it was Beyonce's lack of reaction.  Assuming she's not a robot, it was almost like "here we go again..."  Does Solange beat up Jay all the time?  Does she have anger management issues that have plagued the Knowles family all their lives?  Or is this just what happens when your older sister is arguably the most famous woman in the world and you had to have a baby at eighteen to get mom and dad's attention?

I mean, just a couple weeks ago Beyonce joined Solange on stage at Coachella.  I don't want these two to have deep dark family problems.  I like Solange.  Maybe she and Jay-Z are so close that she was just beating on him the way we all beat on our siblings when we were kids? 

Either way, this all got me thinking-- what do you do when your sibling and spouse have serious beef?  Even though we couldn't hear what Beyonce said, she seemed like she was trying to be neutral...which might mean Jay-Z said something super fucked up to set her sister off?  I don't know.  My sister and husband get along pretty well and though my sister is known to be feisty and hard core, I don't think she'd ever beat him up in an elevator.  One time, when he was still my BF-- they did get into a heated debate at a restaurant and if I remember correctly, my sister walked out.  And I followed her.  Mostly because he'd only been my boyfriend for two years and she'd been my sister my whole life and objectively, I also agreed with her during the argument.  But in eight years he and I have been together, that's the only heated argument they've ever had.

I'm not sure how I would handle it if two people I loved vehemently hated each other.  It has to suck to be caught in the middle of that.  And once a person is the father of your child, unless they're totally in the wrong, you're kind of obligated to have their back.  All I know is that Queen Bey cannot be happy that this footage got leaked, but maybe it'll force Solange and Jay-Z to sort out their issues.

What would you guys do if your sister tried to kick your husband's ass?  Would you ever cut ties with a family member if they couldn't get along with your spouse?  Comment below! 

Oh and also, side note-- I find it a little creepy that everyone seems SO proud of Jay-Z for keeping his cool.  Um, obvi.  Let's not give people extra brownie points for not hitting a woman back.  Sheesh.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, but what if this had been Beyonce's brother? Would Jay have fought back? Or would it be the same sort of deal? I'm now having flashbacks to Des' convict brother on hometowns during Sean's season.