Jay-Z, the gag is on you.
May 12, 2014 was one memorable night. After leaving the Met Gala after party, Beyoncé, her husband, Jay-Z, and younger sister, Solange, all entered the elevator of The Standard High Line hotel. Once the doors closed, all hell broke loose. Solange, out of the blue, attacked her brother-in-law with punches, kicks, slaps and claws. She was so ferocious that Beyoncé’s security guard, Julius, tried his damnedest to restrain her while Bey nonchalantly watched from the corner.
The Knowles-Carter family is known for keeping their private lives under wraps, but there was no way this incident would be kept a secret. TMZ released footage from the security cameras that was leaked by an employee who has since been fired. It’s been two years since the incident and yet it still comes up in conversation. Family Guy is known to make fun of celebrities and huge pop culture moments. On Sunday night’s episode, the victim was Jay-Z. Peter Griffin hilariously recalls the night of the incident. Only this time, he was in the elevator during the madness.
Still Rings a Bell
Solange’s name has been ringing since the drop of her new album, A Seat at the Table. She’s been on a music hiatus since 2012, but has managed to stay relevant in other lanes. The 2014 incident is one that I’m sure the Knowles and Carter family wold love to remove from their memories, but the way the press loves pop culture, they won’t get off anytime soon.
Bookie of the Year
In Sunday night’s episode, “Bookie of the Year,” Family Guy poked fun at the infamous elevator incident. The scene was reimagined by Peter Griffin, who claims he was in the elevator with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Solange and the security guard.
Peter intros the scene saying, “I’ve seen what happens when people hold in their aggression for too long.” Then he recalls the night he was a passenger on the elevator at The Standard, where he was a hotel guest, who needed to head to the business center to print out his boarding pass. It gets really funny. Watch next!