In 2014, JAY-Z made headlines when he got into a post-Met Gala elevator fight with his wife, Beyoncé‘s, sister Solange. Now, the 47-year-old rapper is opening up about the infamous scuffle that saw Solange kicking, punching and lunging at him.
As part of a Rap Radar podcast, he addresses the incident saying it was just a one-off.
“We had one disagreement ever,” he says. “Before and after we’ve been cool.”
The footage appears to show Solange trying to kick and hit JAY-Z in front of Beyonce before being restrained by security at New York’s Standard Hotel.
But it seems that there were no hard feelings.
We always had a great relationship,” he says.
“I fought my brothers and argued with my brothers my whole life.
“She’s like my sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister, not my sister-in-law, my sister.”
And with JAY-Z mentioning it in the opening track of 4:44, Rap Radar asked what he thought of the music it produced.
“I think we went into the elevator as great artists.
“I’ve always loved Solange’s music and I think B made an incredible album before [Lemonade], she literally has a hundred hits. It’s not like she didn’t have music before this last album.”
And when pushed about whether there’s an argument to say it’s each one’s best album, he said: “It would be an argument, but it wouldn’t be clear. I kinda like reasonable doubt.”