When you think of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange Knowles, that dreaded elevator fight is sure to come to mind. The leaked tape has everyone talking for days. To add to the controversy, SNL released a spoof on the fight in which they made it seem that Solange’s wild antics were only an effort to remove a spider from Jay-Z. This, paired with prior newspaper headlines that referred to the ordeal as “Cray-Z” only refueled the fire and continues the discussion of what really triggered Solange to go off on Jay-Z. There’s been a speculation of abuse and cheating on Jay-Z’s part, and some say it was something offensive that was said to Solange that made her angry. Will we really ever know what triggered this fight? Do we have a right to know?
Jay’s wife, Beyonce, took it on her to make a statement in an effort to give the perception that all is well in paradise. She stated that they were just like other families, and that all parties involved have apologized and taken responsibility for their actions. More damage control came in the form of a movie trailer named “Run” which was made to promote their upcoming On The Run tour. In addition to the couple, it features celebs, such as Sean Penn, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal and Don Cheadle. This makes you wonder whether the elevator video was purposely leaked to draw attention to the couple and their upcoming summer tour. If this isn’t the case, was the movie trailer just released to get people to stop talking about the elevator incident?
The question remains, is this an invasion of privacy or just a sacrifice you make when you claim the “celebrity” title? When it comes to celebrity, they say that any publicity is better than no publicity. Just look at all the reality shows that some celebs resort to just to stay in the limelight. We have Tori Spelling airing out her dirty laundry with her cheating husband in “True Tori”, and of course we can’t forget the antics of Lindsay Lohan in her Oprah-endorsed reality show “Lindsay”. As for the guy who leaked the elevator tape, wasn’t he just trying to get paid so he could maybe enjoy some of the perks that celebs are privileged to? Can you really blame him? Morally it might have been the wrong thing to do, but understandably, it’s just part of human nature.