The Subtweets Surrounding Solange and Beyoncé's Family Feud

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The days following the now infamous elevator fight were filled with some passive-aggressive social media action for the Knowles sisters and their friends. As reports of events leading up to the incident begin to surface, Solange's issues with her brother-in-law Jay Z are coming into focus.


Yesterday it was revealed that Solange got into it with designer Rachel Roy at the after-party just before attacking Jay in the elevator. According to a source speaking to People, says Solange was "provoked" by Rachel, without saying what that provocation was.

Wendy Williams thinks that Jay did "some stupid slick man mess" by flirting with, or touching Roy inappropriately and that set Solange off. Jay had reportedly dated her years ago when she was an intern at Rocawear. She later went on to marry Jay's former business partner Damon Dash in 2005. That same year, Dash and Jay had a falling out and severed their relationship. (Dash and Roy have since divorced.)


After the elevator video leaked yesterday, Dash posted a picture of Solange, with the caption, "I am actually impressed with her independent spirit... She seems like a fighter."

The theory that Solange was sick of Jay's flagrant philandering lines up with the New York Daily News' account that Jay Z was trying to ditch his wife for the night to go creep at Rihanna's after-party.


Whatever the case, Jay is on Solange's shit list. He didn't accompany Beyoncé or Solange to Costa Rica, where the sisters attended Kelly Rowland's wedding on May 9. It must've been a really awkward affair. Reportedly, there were only 30 guests—Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams was one of them. On May 7, she tweeted the following:


Solange favorited it.

That same day, Beyoncé posted a prayer about troubled relationships on Instagram.


Meanwhile, Solange was busy deleting pictures of Beyoncé from her own Instagram account.



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Here's what I heard is gonna happen.

They're going to declare a total media blackout but they're gonna do it really slowly. They'll pull the plug on one social media account and then another. Beyonce obsessively curates her image. She's gonna delete every picture of herself on the web.

She has made the ties within the power structures at Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Vine to make this happen.

In a couple of weeks you're going to wake up and find out there aren't any Beyonce videos on Youtube. You'll panic, because you don't have enough of her eponymous album downloaded on your pod to make it through the morning without some sort of supplementation. All the streams will have dried up. Frantically you will scour your "Download" folder and even your "Temp" folder on your desktop.

Weren't you just looking at brand new pictures of Beyonce all night yesterday? Or was that just a dream? Were you a little girl? What? You start to think this might be getting real. Did you wake up like this?

Brush your hair, fix your teeth. What's in your head, it doesn't matter. You're a survivor. You're not gonna give up. You're not gonna stop. You're gonna look harder. She can't have pageanted pain away!

Three days later they gonna find you face up surrounded by empty CD cases. In your own blood on the mirror you will have written: S-U-R-F-B-O-A-R-T.