Rapper Jay-Z is opening up about the infamous fight with sister-in-law Solange Knowles caught on surveillance cameras in an elevator, following the 2014 Meg Gala. “We had one disagreement ever,” Jay-Z said in an interview with Rap Radar recently. “Before and after we’ve been cool.”
This was the rapper’s first formal interview since the release of his album 4:44. The Rap Radar interview, conducted by podcast hosts and journalists Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller, is titled “Jay-Z Part 1,” implying there is more to come.
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“We’ve always had a great relationship,” Jay-Z said in the interview. I fought my brothers and argued with my brothers my whole life. It just so happened that who we are, these things go into a different space. It ain’t nothing. That’s my sister, not my sister-in-law… my sister. Period.”
Jay-Z reiterated the two are fine now. “We’ve always had a great relationship,” he said.
The footage of the 2014 elevator fight was obtained by TMZ, who shared it online back then. The black-and-white video shows a woman TMZ identified as Solange Knowles entering the elevator with a man in a white tuxedo who TMZ identified as Jay-Z, her brother-in-law. In the video, the woman pushes and punches the man, who tries to fend off the attack. Another man tries to retrain her, as the man in the tux does not seem to fight back at all.
In the Rap Radar interview, Jay-Z also addressed his issues with Kanye West and people who criticize him for the subscription cost of TIDAL, according to Forbes. He also said he supports Lavar Ball’s Big Baller brand. “That man has a vision of his own,” Jay-Z said, as reported by VH-1. “Why wouldn’t I support him? He feels like he can move culture and his son got a big enough name and a big enough brand that they can do it. Nike had to start somewhere.”