The video of the family scuffle Jay-Z between Solange caught everyone off guard. The Met Gala is the fashion event of the season. Jay-Z and Beyonce are the hip-hop Barack and Michelle. So, when THE couple is at THE event and something goes wrong everyone wants a peek.
Like Donald Sterling, Jay-Z has no idea he is being taped or that the recording will eventually make the news. So, like Donald Sterling, he has no reason to censor his normal reaction.
What does he do ? Nothing. He covers his face and body to protect himself from Solange’s swinging feet and hands. He does not approach, engage, or escalate the situation. When the group begins to exit the elevator, he even picks up Solange’s purse to hand it back to her. In short, he behaved like a gentleman.
Many observers were surprised and pleased that JayZ’s public persona matched his private reaction. Mr. Sterling, that’s what integrity is all about.