A couple years before Becky with the good hair made the entire internet amateur detectives, we had the first whiff of trouble in the Carter household. What better place (besides the Louvre) to go totally apes**t than a fancy after party?
According to TMZ, a security camera in a lift at the Standard Hotel in New York City appeared to catch Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, in the middle of a full-on brawl with her brother-in-law as they were leaving a 2014 Met Gala after party. In the video, Beyoncé casually stood in a corner while her sister lunged at Hov, physically striking him at least three times as a man who appeared to be a bodyguard attempted to hold her back. She even got in a good purse-smack, but the real kicker was a photo that was snapped as the trio exited the premises. Per E! News, Solange looked angry, Jay-Z looked absolutely flabbergasted, and Beyoncé was quietly smirking.
The cringe-worthy incident caused such a media circus that Beyoncé gave it a shout-out in her “***Flawless (Remix)” and Jay-Z felt the need to address it three years later. In a podcast interview posted on Tidal (via ABC News), the rapper admitted he only had “one disagreement” with his sister-in-law, saying, “Before and after, we’ve been cool. That’s my sister. Not my sister-in-law, no, my sister. Period.” Hey, as Queen Bey put it, “Of course sometimes s**t go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”