Though the Knowles-Carter family released a statement in May about the infamous elevator fight between Solange and Jay Z, Beyoncé is addressing the embarrassing moment in a new song.
The 32-year-old superstar surprised fans around the globe with a remix of her popular song “Flawless” featuring none other than rapper Nicki Minaj. The surprise release broke very early Sunday morning, and was very similar to the release of Beyoncé's self-titled album in December, which happened without prior announcement.
On the “Flawless” remix, Beyoncé aggressively sings, "Of course sometimes s--- goes down when there's a billion dollars on an elevator” and repeats the line twice before laughing. At the time, however, the moment was anything but funny.
At the Met Gala after-party in New York on May 5, Solange, Beyoncé and Jay Z got into an elevator with Beyoncé’s bodyguard, when the 27-year-old immediately began yelling at and kicking Jay Z.
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In the video, Beyoncé seems to do nothing while she stands next to her husband. At one point, Beyoncé’s bodyguard has to hold Solange back. But that does not keep her from kicking Jay Z. TMZ released the black-and-white footage. It is unclear what triggered the fight, but there is no known history of Jay Z and Solange disliking one another.
Since the incident, there have been numerous reports that Jay Z has been cheating on Beyoncé, which is why Solange went off in the elevator. The family later released a statement regarding the fight, which said, in part, “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."