The Internet’s best theories about the Solange–Jay Z fight

Step aside, hot celebrity beef coming through: TMZ has released video of what appears to be a physical altercation between R&B singer Solange Knowles and Jay Z in an elevator as they departed a Met Gala after-party held at New York’s Standard Hotel. Also, Beyoncé was there!

What could have prompted Solange to viciously kick her brother-in-law with high heels that probably qualify as deadly instruments? Well, that’s a matter of some speculation.

A critical question: could Beyoncé’s eyewitness testimony clear anything up?

Of course, there’s always a chance this is another one of Jimmy Kimmel’s irritating hoaxes.

Or maybe Solange just felt like a Real Hero that night.

We’re also not prepared to rule out anime cosplay run amok.


Then there are the darker theories—you know, the Illuminati stuff.

But some suspected that a different sort of cover-up lay at the heart of the fight.

Will the world ever know the truth? Yeah, like we’re ready for that.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'