Rihanna seems to have made it clear whose side she's on when it comes to Jay-Z and Solange Knowles. The NY Daily News reported on Saturday, May 17, that the pop star made a gesture that's affiliated with the rapper while she was at the recent Oklahoma City Thunder vs. L.A. Clippers game at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
The Barbadian singer flashed the “Hova” sign with her hands as she sat front row at the basketball game. Jay-Z often makes the "Hova" sign, which is basically a triangle formed by touching the index and thumb fingers together with the rest of the fingers up, during public performances and press events. Hova is also Jay-Z's nickname, short for "Jayhova," a reference to Jehovah, which he once explained people started calling him to acknowledge that he's the God of rap.
Rihanna, whose career was launched by Jay-Z and is signed to his Roc Nation label, may have wanted everyone to know that she's on her mentor's side because her name was dragged into the whole drama with Solange. After Solange launched into a vicious physical attack on Jay-Z while they, along with Beyonce, were in a hotel elevator during a MET after-party, speculation immediately began as to what caused Solange's anger. One report stated that Solange was angry at Jay-Z for wanting to go to Rihanna's MET after-party without Beyonce.
The NY Daily News previously reported that earlier in the night, Solange apparently thought that Jay-Z was getting "too close" to fashion designer Rachel Roy, who used to be married to Jay-Z's former business partner Damon Dash. Sources say that Solange yelled at Rachel to stay away from Jay-Z, which led him to tell her that she was "out of line." When Jay-Z then told Solange and Beyonce that he was going to Rihanna's after-party, that set Solange off because she suspected that Rachel was going to be there too.
Whatever the real reason for the attack, Solange, Jay-Z and Beyonce are eager to move on from it. They have since issued a statement stating that they have "worked through it," with both Solange and Jay-Z having apologized to each other for their role in the matter, and have "moved forward as a united family."