The internet blew up when footage of music mogul Jay Z getting in to a fight with Beyonce’s sister Solange in an elevator emerged. Now Beyonce’s dad has come forward to speak on how he feels the whole elevator incident including divorce rumors have all been a publicity stunt.
According to Mathew Knowles, the elevator incident might of actually been set up by the power couple.
“Mathew Knowles thinks the Beyonce/Jay Z divorce rumors … and even the infamous Solange elevator fight video … were both carefully orchestrated by the duo to drive up ticket sales. Beyonce’s dad was on KRBE in Houston where he theorized all the recent turmoil around the couple was simply a “Jedi mind trick” they orchestrated as a way to make their summer tour super popular. He explained, “All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!” (TMZ)
Solange recently spoke on the elevator incident and claims to have put it all behind her.
Family is a centering force for Knowles–and she speaks of wanting to expand hers once the new album is finished. The day we’re talking in the park is two weeks after TMZ published a leaked elevator video of Knowles getting into an altercation with brother-in-law Jay Z the night of the Met ball at the Standard Hotel. It’s a subject she expects in conversation but one she doesn’t want to focus on. She calls the incident “that thing.” “What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she says. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.” (Lucky Mag)