Recent CCTV footage from an elevator at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art Gala proceedings in New York City suggest that things might not be rosy between the star couple- rapper Jay-Z and pop icon Beyonce Knowles. The video footage shows singler Beyonce, Jay-Z, sister Solange Knowles and Jay-Z’s bodyguard entering an elevator during the event.
Prior to entering the elevator, , Solange and Jay-Z exchange heated words. Immediately after entering the elevator, things took a turn for the worse and Solange resorted to violence as she attempted to attack the world-renowned rap artist. Perhaps the most interesting part of the footage is the inaction of Beyonce, who stood by passively ass Solange begins her assault on Jay-Z.
Since the video footage was originally disseminated over numerous social media platforms, it has gone viral, leading to a growing speculation that the couple’s marriage might be on the rocks. The video was originally obtained and released by TMZ and shows Solange attempting to kick Jay-Z, while also spitting at him. Numerous media channels and insiders have speculated that Solange Knowles may have begun the altercation for a number of reasons. Some insiders claim that Solange Knowles may have been reprimanding and attacking Jay-Z for a supposed flirtation with designer, Rachel Roy, previously married to Jay-Z’s business associate, Damon Dash.
Other speculation suggests that Beyonce’s sister may have been angry at Jay-Z’s reluctance to boost her own career aspirations, especially in light of Beyonce’s success. There have also been suggestions that the reason Beyonce did not intervene was because she is pregnant with the couple’s second child. Nevertheless, things took a new turn when the pop sensation’s sister allegedly deleted photographs of Beyonce from her Instagram account soon after. Beyonce had apparently responded to this by posting new pictures of her along with her sister, on her own account.
Since the altercation, the three individuals have released a joint press statement claiming that the matter is has been resolved. An insider commenting on the situation to a British publication, ‘Look’, claimed that Beyonce is currently very troubled by the situation but will continue to work towards settling the matter in a mutually beneficial way. The incident is one that the couple surely regrets, especially in light of the media whirlwind that it has stirred up.
The former Destiny’s Child singer began dating rapper Jay-Z after they collaborated on her track, “Bonnie & Clyde’ on her seventh album, “The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse”. The two were wed in a private wedding ceremony on April 4th, 2008. Since their marriage, Beyonce and Jay-Z have become one of the most popular celebrity couples in the world, known particularly for being extremely private regarding any matter concerning their relationship. After suffering a miscarriage in 2011, Beyonce and Jay-Z had their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, in 2012. Solange Knowle’s attack on Jay-Z is the first notable incident suggesting that the couple might be facing problems that are unseen by the media. Further statements from all three parties are expected within the coming weeks.
Are Beyonce’ and Jay Z Breaking Up?
Since the much-discussed event, rumors have been swirling that the couple are experiencing marital problems and that a possible break-up is looming. The couple is currently traveling together on their On The Run tour and they are reportedly traveling with marriage counselors.
Additional rumors in the media suggest that the argument between Jay Z and Solange stemmed from an interaction earlier in the night, when Solange learned that Jay planned to meet up with singer Rhianna at a later event, without his wife Beyonce’.
Other than cryptic Instagram and Twitter posts, the celebrity couple has not made any official statements, which leaves the gossip-hungry media and their loyal fans to speculate.
In mid-August, reports began to surface that the celebrity couple was, in fact, headed for separation or divorce. Sources close to “B” stated that she is “done” and that an immediate split will begin once they finish their tour in Paris, France.
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