Morning Sideboob: The World Responds To The Solange – Jay-Z Elevator War Aftermath
Is Rihanna to Blame?
On Monday, everyone learned that it’s not all champagne and caviar in the wonderful world of Jay Z and Beyonce. Sister Solange and her shadow-boxing skills in a Met Gala elevator have been the talk of the town, and people have questions…and opinions. Lots of opinions. Let’s break it down.
The main thing everyone wants to know—has to know—is why? There were signs of an aggressive explanation on Solange’s part…
…but the tweet unded up being fake.
Weighing in with their speculation on the situation has been everyone from Chelsea Handler
to 50 Cent.
Olivia Wilde is simply aghast by it all. (We’re sure she didn’t watch the footage. She’s too good.)
Oh, and anybody who is shocked by the release of the salacious elevator video should talk to Reese Witherspoon.)
There are reports that Solange was hitting the bottle and yelling at anyone she came in contact with, including stylist Rachel Roy.
The morning after, Solange seemed to have deleted all photos of Beyonce from her Instagram, except one:
Beyonce added a prayer to hers about separating herself from bad influences.
Meanwhile, Bey and Jay played it cool sitting courtside at a Nets game.
Finally, a source is shedding some light.
The tension between the two started earlier in the night, when a group of Solange’s “non-famous” friends reportedly crashed the gala and started dropping Jay Z’s name. “They were pretending they were guests of his and not hers. Management went to Julius (Beyonce’s bodyguard) and said there’s a problem,” the source said. Shortly afterward, Jay Z apparently confronted Solange and told her “don’t use my name.” At that point, Solange decided she wanted to leave, another source told the Daily News, and Jay Z decided to take off for Rihanna’s party on his own, calling ahead to say he wouldn’t need extra security. Solange reportedly lost it. Here’s the second source’s account of the conversation that took place in the elevator video: “She said, ‘Why can’t you go home?’ and to Beyonce ‘Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?'” “You’re one to talk,” Jay replied. That’s when the punching, kicking, and purse-swinging started.
Another source says Solange’s erratic behavior is old hat.
This is not the first time this has happened. That’s why Bey and Jay were so calm. They are used to this from Solange. It has definitely happened before. It is a testament to Beyonce’s calm nature how she kept back and played the peacekeeper here. She is so calm and always the peacekeeper.
Every family has a Solange, doesn’t it?
Alec Baldwin Arrested
The mild-mannered actor was riding his bike along the streets of New York against traffic, which is a no-no. When the cops stopped him, Alec climbed off his bike, apologized profusely for his mistake, and fully cooperated with authorities.
Or maybe the good Alec did so in an alternate universe. The evil Alec that is currently housed within did what we would expect of him and mouthed off to the cops and ended up in handcuffs. Even better, he got popped for not having an ID, which we’re sure he thinks he doesn’t need cuz he’s Alec f’n Baldwin. The ultimate ego buster.
A source told the Daily News, “He became belligerent, yelling and screaming at the officers, ‘I don’t have ID. Just give me the f—–g summonses.'” They confiscated the bike from him. He got loud.”
“How old are these officers,” Baldwin groused when he was hauled inside Manhattan’s 13th Precinct to face the music. “They don’t even know who I am.” Deputy Inspector David Ehrenberg, the commanding officer, had no trouble identifying Baldwin, although it wasn’t from his “30 Rock” TV show or his movies. It was from Baldwin’s “previous run-ins with the law,” an NYPD spokesman said.
Alec was charged with disorderly conduct and will have his day in court. In his defense, once Alec calmed down, he apologized to everyone involved.
No he didn’t.
Dolly Parton Talks Tattoos
America’s favorite country sweetheart just released her 42nd album, Blue Smoke, and has been making the press rounds. In doing so, she’s talked about some of the rumors about her that are true and which ones are made up.
First off, she says when she’s in L.A. that she never fully takes her makeup off to go to bed because there might be an earthquake.
I wait till the morning to do that in case you have to get out in the street to do whatever.
The 68-year-old also admitted to having some skin art while on the “Today Show.”
People said the other day that the reason you wear sleeves is because you have snakes tattooed all over you, and I said, ‘No, I don’t!’ I do have a few little tattoos, but they were mostly done to cover scars because I’m so fair. I do have a few but they’re not where you can see them… they are mostly for my husband.
We’re going to envision a “Heart of Dixie” tramp stamp.
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