Rapper Jay Z, 47, has finally opened up about the elevator fight with his sister-in-law, singer Solange after the Met Gala in 2014.
He said the fight was a one off thing, insisting that the unfortunate incident was not typical of their relationship. He said things are ‘cool’ between himself and Solange and that he considers her his ‘sister’.
Speaking during an interview on the Rap Radar podcast he said:
‘We’ve always had a great relationship. I fought my brothers and argued with my brothers my whole life. It just so happens, who we are, these things go into a different space, but it ain’t nothing.
‘We’ve had one disagreement ever,’ he claimed in the new interview, recorded on Sunday.
‘Before and after, we’ve been cool. She’s like my sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister. Not my sister-in-law. My sister.’
He went on to praise the ‘incredible’ work of both his wife and her sister, Solange, after being asked about the joke that the elevator incident – which was rumoured to have been sparked by him allegedly being unfaithful – had led to three great albums, his 4:44, Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Solange’s A Seat At The Table.
He said: ‘I think we went into that elevator great artists. That don’t surprise me.
Solange had a surprise hit with her third studio album, released in September 2016, hitting the top of the Billboard 200 album’s chart in it’s first week of sale.