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Why Jay Z and Beyoncé will always be remembered for Solange’s elevator attack

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Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange finally released a statement regarding the infamous elevator attack. Although there aren’t many details on why the fight transpired, the statement suggests that they have moved on from the incident.

“We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same,” according to the statement.

But while the Carters and Solange would love for interest in the incident to dissipate, it’s highly unlikely that will occur. Every celebrity has a faux pas at some point. In most cases, the mistake is made, fans and critics react, and it eventually becomes old news.

However, there are a few mistakes that are so enormous that the prominent figure is forever attached to the mishap.

Tiger Woods will always be marred by his infidelity during his first marriage; Chris Brown has yet to shake his abusive attack on Rihanna; and Bill Clinton will always be associated with the sex act performed by Monica Lewinsky in the White House. In fact, although it happened in the late ’90s, Beyoncé makes a reference to Monica Lewinsky on her latest single “Partition.”

It proves that certain events in pop culture are destined to become watershed moments. The Jay Z and Solange scuffle falls into that category.

There are several reasons it will be difficult to forget Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange’s attack inside the elevator. First, Jay Z and Beyonce are the biggest entertainment acts in urban music. Everything that they do is magnified. Secondly, the video is the most powerful tool that keeps this story alive.

Imagine the repercussions if there was video of Tiger Woods cheating with porn stars, Chris Brown attacking Rihanna, or Bill Clinton having oral sex with an intern in the White House. It makes the story much more difficult to forget.

The Carters will continue to make great music, tour the world and earn millions. But every time you see Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange, you will think of that scuffle in the elevator. You may laugh at the irony of Jay Z being attacked by his sister-in-law, you may shake your head at the dysfunction, and you may wonder why and how Beyoncé remained so calm. But you will remember.

Because even when it’s behind you, there will always be an urge to glance back.



5 Comments

  1. butter bean sugar on May 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

    THAT WAS NICELY SAID … but above all i think it was time for their little bubble to burst and that is more of what fans and non fans ,focus on ..not so much the act .. we were not waiting on chris brown to hit rehianna , or sherri shepards man to diss her …. or clinton to get layed … non of these characters act mighter than thou..
    non of these people fake , pretend to be happy , and got the world call them queen , and king and most FABULOUS COUPLE CAUSE OF A BOTTLE OF PEROXIDE AND A WIG.. AND A WHITE LADY IMAGE WITH TINA TURNER TRADE MARK STAGE PRESENCE .. not since tina turner have we had a stage worthy entertainer that every one likes beyonce did that .. not taking from her .. but after she got that ..sort of micheal jackson image ..she went nutts her a jayz … jayz expecially ..he is the one who coined her queen bey …etc .. all to sale records and to send a false image of someone bigger than god even .. i dont like it when celebrities do this ,,cause karma will slapp you down sooner or later …. you fart like we fart, you been poor and sold drugs , and cheated on someone and diss your moma too. and your daddy BEYONCE !! WE MISSED ALL THEIR TRUE EVIL AND FAMILLY ISSUSE WAY BEFORE THIS ISSUE WITH SOLANGE … beyonce has been given a pass for so long we dam near tried to pass them up on this too .. BUT IT WAS IN OUR FACES … ALL THOSE DUMB FANS WHO SWORE BEYONCE WAS THE SH…T … now have to picture her in that elevator looking dumb , sad , and totally shocked …
    she knows solange better than we ..or did she ? they havent lived together since they were 14 beyonce was on the road .. and with both have separate lives they one meet for lunch and vacations on yahts ? just like beyonce turned on her fdaddy she will turn on solange .. only difference is solange got fans !!! and image too .. and they have to tap dance around that now … queen or no queen bey

    she had TO BOW DOWN FOR REAL TO THE TRUTH ..YOU AINT NO DAM QUEEN AND JAYZ IS A AGING RAPPER WITH A FEW MIILLION WHO ONE BIG MISTAKE WITH IS IMAGE AND ITS SHABANG !! OVA…

    I LIKE BEYONCE MUSIC SOME OF IT RECENTLY WITH JAYZ MANAGEMENT ITS STAYING CLUBBY ., AND POINTED TO KIDS WITH SEXUAL LYRICS .. that i dont like what do kids know bout drunkin love … i saw a 5 year old singing that …
    could blue ivey sing it and jayz not put her in a daycare and lock her away ?? lol joking ……
    THEY COULD LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE FROM THE KARDASHIANS .. IN STEAD OF TRYING TO APPOLOGIZE AND TELL US TO MOVE ON ….. WE AINT GOING NO WHERE UNTIL YOU FESS UP THAT YOUR DUMB FOR EVEN BEING IN AN ELEVATOR WITH A FEMALE YOU WERE ALREADY FIGHTING WITH …. THEY ALL SHOULD HAVE TAKEN SEPARATE ELEVATORS …. BUT SINCE YOU DIDNT THAT MAKES YOU HUMAN ….. AND NOT AT ALL PERFECT BEY

    • Marissa on May 16, 2014 at 11:40 am

      And don’t forget that Mr. Jigga also calls himself “Hov” too damn close to Jehovah…God…..seriously?? God is a jealous God and this idolatry crap is disgusting and a slap in the face to God. Keep it up a he will SMITE all of you bizarre bey hive but holes who go in on anyone who does not care for her. How about taking that weird energy and putting it for a good cause like helping the homeless or kids who are going hungry every day???

  2. butter bean sugar on May 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I HEARD SOLANGE IS GOING TO BE CHARGED WITH THIS CRIME AS ASSAULT?? UM M the question was should she be charged ..yessss she really should be .. she has no right to hit anyone … family forgive ness or not …..
    solange in jail???? dam that would be a disaster for real

  3. Sha Har on May 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Yeah…okay.