Luxury hotel The Standard has now fired an employee who was paid $250,000 for video of Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z
But one reason for the superstar’s passive response has now emerged, with claims that Solange flew into a rage after the rapper had ‘got too close’ to designer Rachel Roy at the Met Gala, according to Hollywood Life.
Solange, 27, was annoyed that Californian fashion designer Rachel, 40, was hovering around Jay Z at the star-studded New York event.
An insider told the site: ‘Solange was defending Beyoncé in the elevator because Solange finds Jay’s friendship with Rachel to be WAY too close for comfort and it makes Solange very uncomfortable.’
The insider added: ‘Beyoncé also confronted Rachel and said, “Don’t talk to my sister like that,” after [Rachel] confronted Solange.’
And Solange was apparently so incandescent about the whole affair she ended up getting into the violent confrontation with her brother-in-law.
The 27-year-old apparently told the designer ‘anyone who gets close to Jay has to be warned and deal with her as a sister,’ according to a Us Weekly source.
However the insider added: ‘Rachel is combative and a tough girl, She didn’t back down,’ and the hip-hop mogul, 44, and Beyonce, 32, had to intervene to separate the two as they got into a heated argument.
Face like thunder: Jay Z did not look pleased as he headed into an after show party following the event
Things then came to a dramatic end in the lift, when Solange flew into a rage when he said he wanted to continue partying alone at Rihanna’s after party, where she believed Roy would also be in attendance.
Roy has a long association with Jay, Beyonce and their family. She was previously married to the rapper’s former manager and business partner Damon Dash before divorcing in 2008.
Jay and Damon famously fell out after the hip-hop star became the president of Def Jam Recordings, soon after the music giant bought their Roc-A-Fella Records. Via Daily Maily.