*Here’s the latest in today’s flood of stories citing unnamed sources who profess to know why Solange attacked Jay Z in the elevator.
A source for the New York Daily News puts the blame on Solange’s friends who allegedly crashed the Met Gala using Jay Z’s name; as well as Jay’s decision to attend an afterparty thrown by Rihanna without his wife.
Per the Daily News:
“Two of her friends, who were not dressed for the Met Ball, showed up at The Standard and caused a scene downstairs,” the source said. “They wouldn’t leave and kept name dropping Jay Z. They were pretending they were guests of his and not hers. Management went to Julius (Beyonce’s bodyguard) and said there’s a problem.”
Our source said Jay Z soon got wind of it and snapped at Solange, saying “don’t use my name.”
The 27-year-old singer turned sullen and said she wanted to leave the party.
On the way out, Jay Z said he’d be heading to Up & Down on W. 14th Street, where Rihanna was holding her own post-Met Ball bash, a second source said.
Jay’s camp had called ahead of time to say he would be coming alone and “didn’t need extra security” because Beyonce wouldn’t be attending, the source said.
Apparently, that didn’t sit well with Solange.
“She seemed drunk and irritated,” said a second source. “She said, ‘Why can’t you go home?’ and to Beyonce ‘Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?'”
An incensed Jay Z didn’t back down. “You’re one to talk,” he replied, the source said.
Jay’s response set Solange into a rage. Once inside the elevator, she started punching and kicking her brother-in-law — an attack that was caught on surveillance video and leaked to TMZ.com on Monday.
Ultimately, the rapper decided against going to Rihanna’s party.