Watch Solange & Jay Z Explain Their Elevator Fight on ‘Saturday Night Live’
By Shannon Carlin
Solange and Jay Z already took responsibility for their individual roles in that elevator fight after the Met Gala by releasing a joint statement that left the actual details of the rift under wraps, choosing to only say, “At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family.”
But last night (May 18) on Saturday Night Live, the two finally spoke out, giving some insight once and for all to what was actually happening in that hotel elevator.
With that burly bodyguard on standby, the two explained that everything’s cool between them and with God as her witness, Solange–played by Sasheer Zamata–promised she would never do anything to hurt her brother-in-law.
The two also brought a new version of the leaked video, which includes audio and puts new spin on the whole fight. See, really, Solange was just trying to get a spider off of Jay, who has arachnophobia. And that last kick at the end? Well, that was just a classic foot five. We’ve all done those, right?
Solange and Jay–a spot-on Jay Pharoah–also call out the alleged leaker of the video, who recently lost his job. Showing him in the elevator, picking his wedgie, making out with his reflection and trying to breakdance.
Beyoncé, or rather Maya Rudolph doing her best Bey impression, stopped by to say her name and to give her take on what happened. “Last week, we was all at the Met Ball having a great time,” she said. “We had been drinking watermelon.”
The night also featured an appearance from 2 Chainz, who praised the work of the Vanilla Ice-inspired rapper, Blizzard Man, who he says has “the same exact swagger as A$AP Rocky and the street cred of Katherine Heigl.”
Pharrell made an appearance during an SNL Short that featured the night’s host Andy Samberg with his rap group, Lonely Island letting it be known, you can’t hug a rolling stone. Word to your mother, who Pharrell would like to give a big bear hug to.
Jay Pharoah returned later to show off his Kanye West impression for another Waking Up with Kimye skit, which has ‘Ye and his bride-to-be talking about their upcoming Memorial Day nuptials, or what Kim prefers to call, “the thing you need to get a divorce.”
Bruce Jenner stopped by to fill in as the house band since all the Kardashian ladies were off being fitted for their bridesmaid Yeezus masks, while their wedding planner revealed a few secrets about the wedding.
For their vows, Kanye will be making a three-hour speech praising Kim’s best asset, while Kim will do a reading from Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. Oh, and Kanye will be dressed in a full leather tuxedo inspired by two geniuses, Givenchy and Batman.
Watch that clip below.