Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Chapter 45: We Are Family - THAT Solange & Jay-Z Bust Up

I'm sure you're all still wondering about why Solange and Jay-Z had that massive bust up in the elevator at the Met Gala a few weeks back? Or maybe you're like me and you're thinking, "get over it". We all know that families fight and have disagreements from time to time - that's just how the cookie crumbles (I'm sure that's from a film). Obviously the reason why people are talking about it so much is because, well, it's Beyonce and Jay-Z!

An official statement was released this week on the incident and this is what they had to say:

"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in public. They both have apologized to each other and have moved forward as a united family. The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behaviour throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have their problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."

This statement signifies that this is normal behaviour in family life... Although the footage was pretty shocking to me. What I didn't like about it, is how Beyonce didn't seem to do ANYTHING about the fact Solange and her Husband were fighting, and most importantly, didn't seem to be supporting her Sister until the very end when she tried to calm them both down (after about 15 minutes). In my opinion, Jay-Z OBVIOUSLY said something to piss Solange off and regardless of the state of her, whether she was intoxicated or not, Beyonce seemed to be a mere bystander throughout the whole situation. But again, this is just my opinion and again, I don't know what went on. So it is easy for me to judge it how I see it. There was no audio throughout the footage and I can easily call it how I see it, but the thing is, regardless of their status in society, how famous they are, how much money they have, they are people. They are a family and they have their arguments and opinions JUST like you and your family.

We could argue about this fight until we are blue in the face! Blood is thicker than water, the fight was between Solange and Jay-Z, it was an invasion of their privacy, rar-de-rar-da. I agree with all of the above. It is a shame that the fight was shown on CCTV and their privacy was invaded in this way, but you could argue that:

  1. Jay-Z and Solange should have known better and waited until they were in their own homes to have this dispute.
  2. The person who revealed this tape should have respected their privacy.
  3. They have a right to their fans to explain what actually happened
Radio 1 Xtra DJ, Trevor Nelson Tweeted this after the fight occurred between the pair:


Thank God! I thought I wasn't the only person who thought Beyonce made an even bigger show of herself by NOT doing anything. I then  listened to Radio 1 Newsbeat on Friday after the Official Statement was released, where Trevor spoke further about the matter:

"They're not a normal family. They're like, you know you have Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, First Lady and President of The United States. Well... off the Streets and off the Music scene, The President is Jay-Z and The First Lady is Beyonce and that's how we see it, that's why people are talking about it. They're the biggest couple in Show Business, bigger than Angelina and Brad and their Brand is important and it is our business unfortunately. If you make your money the way they make their money, it's kind of, our business!"

He has a point! When Beyonce and Jay-Z pride themselves on being such a big brand and make no qualms about how much they love the limelight (take Beyonce's Instagram page for example), when something this big happens, I think as their followers, we kind of DO have a right to know what has happened. I'm glad they have spoke out about it finally, even though they still haven't revealed what actually happened. The talks about this fight will follow them for the rest of their lives unfortunately, because they are in the spotlight 24/7. But you readers know as well as I do, fights between families are normal and a lot of the time we get over it within seconds. I know I have had many an argument with my Sister's over stealing clothes and on drunken nights out, but in my opinion, if you don't argue, you're not normal! The same goes for relationships with your partner. I find it super odd when someone says, "Oh I NEVER argue with my boyfriend/girlfriend." My initial thought is, "You're weird."

While we are on the subject of Bey and Jay, it is only right I show you their new promo video called, "Run", for their World Tour, "On The Run"... It's all kinds of OTT with big Hollywood A-List Actors starring alongside the pair, such as Sean Penn and Jake Gyllenhaal (ooft). Check it out here. Who knows? Maybe this fight has boosted their sales even more for the tour? Maybe it doesn't? Maybe this was an extra little promo for their tour? We will NEVER know. All I can say is, if you you were a boy, Bey, you'd be shit at fighting.
ARGUING IS NORMAL IN FAMILIES! Except next time you do argue, make sure no one is videoing you ;). Let me know your feedback in the regular places on the back of here, Facebook or tweet me @triciabaxter. Should they explain themselves properly, or should they continue to hide what actually happen and move on like the rest of us do in normal every day-to-day life? Should the have to explain themselves because of their status in society? I'd love to know your views!

I won't put the footage in, as I'm sure a lot of you have seen it already. But I will leave you with these meme's:




I'm sorry... it had to be done!

Before I go, I would just like to again, thank EVERYONE who has donated to mine and my Sister's Race for Life Page at www.justgiving.com/jennys-girls. We have gone over out target of £1000 with the page and donations via our sponsor sheets. We are so thrilled and feel so much support from all of you! Someone even donated £41.77 to bump our online page up to £1000 and I just want to say a massive THANKS on behalf of me and my Sister's. Would love to know who you are if you're reading this! Mammy will be just as delighted as we are. Unfortunately, Stephen Sutton passed away last week from the same type of Cancer our Mammy had. He was such an inspiration to us all and said, "I don't see the point in measuring life in terms of time anymore. I'd rather measure life in terms of making a difference." He is so right and everyone should take on this mantra in life. Mammy and Stephen both put up a massive fight and they are both at peace now <3. This race is for our beautiful Mammy, Stephen and all the courageous fighters out there!

'Til next week everyone, thanks for reading.
Big love,
T. x

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