Posted in hiphop | music on May 15, 2014

Solange @ Webster Hall this past weekend (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

By now you've surely seen the leaked video of Solange berating, then getting physical, with Jay Z in an elevator (Beyonce was there too), at NYC's The Standard Hotel as they were leaving an afterparty for the Met Gala on May 5. While there has been no shortage of speculation as to what the tiff was over, the three have issued a joint statement to the AP saying everything's hunky-dory now:

As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.

The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.

Well, glad that is settled. In related news, The Daily Show aired a PSA starring Debbie Harry, warning folks about "the scourge of private elevator violence that affects everyone from the very famous to the incredibly famous." Debbie and her band Blondie just happened to be on the show to play live and plug their new album, Blondie 4(0) Ever. You can watch the PSA segment and their live performance of "Sugar on the Side" and a web-only rendition of classic "One Way or Another," below...


PSA - "Private Elevator Violence"

"Sugar on the Side"

"One Way or Another"



Comments (30)


Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 6:54 PM

So Jay Z apologized for hitting Beyoncé - causing Solange to beat the shit out of him in her defense?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 6:56 PM

how no one has considered that perhaps jay-z dipped his baby carrot in the family hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 7:53 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 7:55 PM

How is this relevant to indie music? Good job BV, what to suck!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 7:56 PM

Well, thank god for that. Now, I can finally go back to a normal existence.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 8:01 PM

This is relevant to indie music because Solange failed at mainstream success, so a team of publicists were hired to pay off bloggers to convince the public that she is now 'indie' and hangs out with Grizzy Bear and Of Montreal when in fact she has no fucking clue about any of this stuff. Hope she can find another Blood Orange-type who will write an entire record, but get suckered into sharing co-writing credits

Remember, she really is a true indie artist

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 8:02 PM

it's because every white person must submit to the whims of the knowles'. do not resist...

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 8:11 PM

Now if you shoot my dog, I'ma kill yo' cat.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 8:14 PM

Ooh, look. Salena, yo girlfriend, she pregnant. Yeeauh, Lopez. I can compromise on Pepsi; you the guest.

Posted by 2014 human Dialogue in bodega | May 15, 2014 8:45 PM

I will knock a bitch out if this happens again.

Posted by Jay Z | May 15, 2014 8:52 PM

Aren't selling crack, smacking women/getting smacked by women just a part of the game? What's with these apologies?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 8:59 PM

If there are more than two black people in an elevator, I will wait and take the next one.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 9:52 PM

^ Donald Sterling and Kanye West

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 9:55 PM

He's got 99 problems and Solange is one...hit me.

There I said it, so what.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 10:09 PM

This is happened because Jay Z was fucking around with Beyonce with P Diddy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 10:29 PM

I really care about this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 10:55 PM

Lando is racist

Posted by Wayne Coyne | May 15, 2014 11:06 PM

multi million dollar artists with no connection to independent music whatsoever other than the obvious attempt by their hired publicists to exploit indie culture and open the door to big bucks. I blame pitchfork firstly for the catalyst to the destruction of true indie rock and blurring the lines. There is NO difference anymore. Bought and sold with a template for bands to follow to piggy back on the coattails of bands that came before that actually DID DIY tours and built the framework for all this garbage. Sorry JAY Z you arent welcome here. Hip Hop in general with its sexism and homophobia have no place in indie rock whatsoever either. Keep em seperate. bye

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 11:32 PM

Syringe Knowles is one angry bitch!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 11:35 PM

I'd really love to know the combined IQ's of the Knowles sisters

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 11:43 PM

I would love to suck Beyonce's clit while Jay Z shoves his fat shriveled 44-year old cock up my ass while fingering Solange...

In an elevator.

Posted by Ms. Anonymous | May 15, 2014 11:47 PM

Who fuckin cares???

Posted by ME | May 16, 2014 12:57 AM

This Article was really amazing and i liked it alot....Just moments ago Jay Z Beyoncé and Solange released a joint statement and finally opening up about the infamous incident and saying that both sides are to be blamed for the unfortunate elevator incident.
Check this : Jay Z and Solange release a Joint Statement about the elevator incident

Posted by irti | May 16, 2014 2:06 AM

irti: idk what ur comment is all about but i dig it!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 2:42 AM

The iPods

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 9:23 AM

White people who write about black people scare me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 11:03 AM

Black people who attack scare me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 3:46 PM

Who cares about this?

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