Why Did Beyonce's Sister Attack Jay Z?

More on the weird Solange Knowles elevator video

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 13, 2014 10:22 AM CDT | Updated May 13, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – What in the world caused Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, to attack brother-in-law Jay Z in a hotel elevator after the Met Gala last week? The details aren't clear, but a source tells Us, "Solange flipped out over something Jay had said, that she took the wrong way. She took it too hard or too far. Not sure what it was, but she greatly overreacted." Another source tells Hollywood Life Solange was defending her sister: "Solange doesn’t like the way Jay Z controls Beyonce," the source says, adding that Bey and Jay were in a "heated conversation" before the gala. "Solange and Beyonce are extremely tight and Solange has always been very protective of her. Obviously Solange couldn’t take it anymore and flipped out." After the incident, the trio left the hotel together, and Us claims Jay Z tried to enter the same limo as his wife and her sister—but was instead escorted by a member of the security team to a different vehicle.

Beyonce also posted a cryptic picture on Instagram two days after the incident, a prayer asking God for "discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence." And sources tell Fox News the elevator incident is not surprising, as there has long been tension between the three. But Us notes that Bey and Jay were spotted together, apparently happy, at a Brooklyn Nets game last night after the video leaked—and that Beyonce and her sister traveled together to Kelly Rowland's wedding in Costa Rica after the elevator incident last week. A source says "Beyonce tried to stay out of it" and that she and Jay Z are now "trying to put the situation past them." But is there actually trouble in paradise? Sources tell Radar Jay and Bey have had more than one explosive fight recently—and there have also been multiple rumors of cheating. Radar also reports that Solange deleted nearly all photos of her sister from her Instagram account. (Click for 30 of the most scandalous rumors swirling around Bey and Jay.)

Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, left, stop for a photo as they try to find their seats as they arrive for the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, left, stop for a photo as they try to find their seats as they arrive for the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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