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Let’s Discuss That Whole Solange, Jay Z, Beyonce Elevator Mess


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Two days ago, I started writing about the now infamous elevator tussle (?) wherein Solange Knowles tried to kick the crap out of her brother-in-law Jay Z, while her sister, Beyonce just stood and watched it all go down, but then I just stopped writing. I couldn’t get myself into all of the what if’s and why’s.

The video, which TMZ paid upwards of $250,000 for obtained, can be viewed HERE if you somehow, on God’s Green Earth, haven’t seen the blurry footage yet.

Keep smilin', Bey.
Keep smilin’, Bey.

Families fight, we can all agree to that, yes? Personally speaking, my family members prefer the passive-aggressive freeze-out after some nasty words are spit out, so we all have our own special methods of dysfunction. The thing about Beyonce is that she’s done her level best to throw a sheen of perfection on everything she says, does, and sings about. Even her beautiful ballad, “Flaws and All” is, well, FLAWLESS.

Rumors are flying every which way as to why Solange lost her shit in the elevator.  Some say she had too much to drink, some say she was merely tipsy. Some say Jay was straight up trying to party with Rihanna while his wife was being sent home, and Solange wasn’t having any of it. The only people who truly know what was shouted in that elevator are the four people inside that closed space. (Remember, bodyguard Julian was there to hold Solange back from Jay Z.)

I have some questions, for YOU, my Dollies.

"Don't look at me! I'm hideous!" JUST KIDDING.
“Don’t look at me! I’m hideous!” JUST KIDDING.

Should there be public outrage (see Chris Brown)  that Solange attacked Jay Z in the first place? Do we applaud Jay Z for not fighting back? Who acts like this after the Met Gala? Do we just love to see a REAL Behind the Scenes clip of the Perfect Carter/Knowles Family–as opposed to the HBO version Beyonce gave us in “Life Is But A Dream”? Beyonce prides herself on being real, but that “documentary” was ridiculous. Wigs, fake baby bellies, “no make-up, I wake up looking this FLAWLESS“-pseudo perfection. I was in Full-Body Eyeroll-mode for two hours. Go look at Bey’s Instagram account. It’s PERFECT, right down to the Pepsi product placement, snuggly pics of Jay, and yes, lots of shots of li’l sister Solange. (I hear-tell Solange deleted all photos of Beyonce on HER Instagram account, though.) We’re really getting some 7th grade girl behavior hard.

Anyway. What. The. HELL, you guys? I need your help on this.

Mom Punches Skateboarder For Skating Into Her Kid At Skatepark


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Okay.  Let’s all get into a circle and have a chat after you watch the video of a skater dude accidentally knocking down a little kid. I’ll wait.

So. What say you?  Here’s my problem, I’m actually torn! I remember all too well being the hot-headed single mom who would do ANYTHING to stick up for my boys. If anybody fucked with them, it was game ON.  I wasn’t terribly popular amongst most of the faculty members, particularly once the boys hit high school, but I stand by everything I ever did on their behalf.

Here’s where this skateboarding incident gets tricky. SkaterBoy was skating at a skate park. The little boy who was knocked over by SkaterBoy was running loose at a skate park.  The woman who initially picked up the child wasn’t his mother. MamaBear came stomping over from a distance after the accidental smack-down.  The child looked to be about 6, don’t you think? I never…and I mean NEVER let my kids roam around a park of any kind with me shadowing them, so this is where it gets fuzzy for me.

Firstly, SkaterBoy didn’t knock the kid down purposefully. In his best skaterese, he asked, “you all right, dude?” to the crying child. (That’s far more politeness than you’ll see at the MAC counter when a Limited Edition lipstick goes on sale, believe me.) Then here comes MamaBear from clear across the park, fists clenched, yelling “you hit my son??” over and over, shoves SkaterBoy then DECKS him! Daaaayummmm!

Part of me was all, “HELL YEAH! Look at MamaBear defending her baby!“, but then common sense took over. (See aging isn’t as shitty as I make it out to be! Yes it is.) My sons are now grown-ass men. They both still skateboard. Alex takes his five year old son to the skate park stays right with him, teaching him the ropes and etiquette of skating. If it’s too crowded, they leave for Felix’s safety. 

Now that I’ve put it all into words, I am siding with SkaterBoy.  That kid came out of nowhere, (didn’t have a skateboard!) or a parent right there with him. MamaBear? You went too far and were a crappy example to your kid. Nicely handled. (Eyeroll…)