Jay Z, Solange Spotted Jewelry Shopping Together

But rumors continue to fly about elevator fight
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2014 9:48 AM CDT
Jay Z, Solange Spotted Jewelry Shopping Together
Beyonce, right, and her sister Solange Knowles pose for photographers during a promotional event for Japanese fashion brand Samantha Thavasa at Tokyo Disneyland hotel in Urayasu, Japan, Aug. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Either Jay Z and Solange Knowles have made nice and are now planning to present Beyonce with some jewelry to apologize for their little elevator tiff, or that's what they want us to think. TMZ's sources say Jay and his sister-in-law were spotted in New York City's Mr. Flawless, looking at women's jewelry together—with no signs of drama, but also without talking much—for about 20 minutes without purchasing anything. Even so, gossip surrounding the trio shows no sign of abating:

  • Page Six says Solange hasn't been doing so well after being dropped by Roc Nation, Jay Z's label, last year, and that she's been having a lot of career and family problems. (Another source tells the Daily Mail Jay Z has reneged on promises to help Solange with her music career.) She was "crazy drunk and out of it" when she attacked Jay, a source says. "The girl is crazy and prone to outbursts. ... He had made a comment that she didn’t like, and she just snapped." Another witness concurs, "She was the girl who drank too much and was behaving badly at the party."
  • The New York Daily News says Solange got upset after Jay Z planned to go to Rihanna's Met Gala after-party without Beyonce. "Why can’t you go home?" Solange reportedly asked Jay as they left the hotel, and then to Beyonce, "Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?" Jay responded, "You're one to talk," according to a source, and that set Solange off.
  • Another Daily News source says there was already tension between Solange and Jay Z, because some of Solange's friends showed up at the hotel after-party uninvited and "caused a scene ... they wouldn't leave and kept name-dropping Jay Z," and when Jay heard about it, he angrily told Solange, "Don't use my name."
  • Solange had been spotted yelling at designer Rachel Roy earlier in the evening, and sources tell Us, "Solange was yelling that anyone who gets close to Jay has to be warned and deal with her as a sister." (Sources tell Hollywood Life Solange thinks Jay and the designer are "too close for comfort.") Then Jay Z told her she was out of line and tried to get her to leave, and "loudmouth" Solange snapped.
Even so, all appears well between Beyonce and Solange, who last week attended Kelly Rowland's wedding together. (More Solange Knowles stories.)

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