Jay-Z has 99 problems, and his sister-in-law might just be one of the biggest — at least she was at the time. The pair’s elevator fight is probably the most exciting thing to happen surrounding the Met Gala outside of Harry Styles’ high-waisted pants.
According to TMZ, the elevator incident occurred following a Met Gala after-party at The Standard Hotel. In the footage, you can clearly see Solange lunge at her brother-in-law and start kicking and swinging with such fervor that we actually hear (or maybe we just think we hear) her scream, despite the video having absolutely no audio. A person who appears to be a bodyguard tries to hold her back, but the star manages to get at Jay at least three times. She even smacks him with her purse, which spills all over the floor.
The bodyguard is the true unsung hero of the tiny elevator. You can see him slamming the emergency stop at what TMZ claimed was the 12th floor in a clear attempt to keep the fight under wraps. Though Jay never swings at his sister-in-law, he does grab her foot mid-kick. Beyoncé, on the other hand, just stands there and watches it happen. They all exit the elevator and are snapped in a now-famous photo that shows Solange clearly angry, Jay-Z absolutely bewildered, and Bey quietly smirking. It didn’t take long for the incident to become a meme, and #WhatJaySaidToSolange quickly went viral.