SNL 'Solves' Mystery of Jay Z-Solange Fight

They kick off star-studded season finale
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2014 9:35 AM CDT

That Jay Z-Solange catfight that lit up the Interwebs this week? Saturday Night Live provides us with the answer to the mystery of what caused it, and people, it was just a spider. "This is all behind us," says Solange (Sasheer Zamata) in last night's Cold Open, as a nervous-looking bodyguard (Kenan Thompson) waits to intervene. Solange and Jay Z (Jay Pharoah) then release the video in question, this time with audio, which "tells a completely different story," complete with the pair professing their love for each other as she helps him with aforementioned spider. But as Prachi Gupta notes at Salon, the sketch was just the beginning of a star- and alum-studded season finale that also tweaked Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, the Michael Sam brouhaha, and more. Andy Samberg returned to his alma mater as guest host. Check highlights in the gallery. (More SNL stories.)

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