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Solange fights Jay Z in elevator, Beyonce plays it cool

Everyone knows that one family member who takes things too far and can't seem to keep her hands to herself or her mouth closed. And judging from the recently leaked video from TMZ, Solange Knowles (sister of Beyonce Knowles Carter) proved she's apparently that relative during the Met Gala after-party on May 5 at the Standard Hotel in NYC.

Beyonce and Jay-Z attend Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 10, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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Jay-Z (L) and Beyonce attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.
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While it may be difficult to control a grown woman wildly screaming, kicking and yelling in a cramped space like an elevator, what's really bizarre is Yonce standing in the elevator like she doesn't know any of these people -- not her husband Jay Z who was being attacked, not her own sister or even the bodyguard.

Rumors run rampant online about alleged domestic violence, distasteful jokes about R&B singer Chris Brown, quips about how that's "Houston" and notably funny comments about how Jay Z officially has 100 problems. According to CNN, The Standard Hotel is upset that the tape was leaked to the press.

But without the jokes and the memes, the fact still remains that there seems to be a pattern of people who can't seem to keep their hands to themselves. Beyonce stood to the side letting her sister go into full-blown attack mode. Now had Jay Z responded exactly like Solange then many women (and men) would've blasted Jay Z for putting his hands on a female.

So why is it somehow okay for women to hit men? Yes, women tend to be less strong. But how does one raise a child and act like one at the same time? We see women slapping men and hitting men often in movies and television shows. "Waiting to Exhale" style movies took it a step further with burning clothes and cars.

Had the tables been turned and Beyonce attacked one of Jay Z's friends, would it still be funny if Jay Z leaned back in the elevator doing absolutely nothing?

Why do we consistently wag a finger at men for throwing hands but don't seem to have the same menace for women who do the same?

Clearly from the lack of defense, Beyonce felt that Jay Z deserved the physical and mental shellacking. And by her getting into the car with her sister while Jay Z got into a separate automobile, inquiring minds would like to know what the conversation was inside of the cars with any of them.

Showing up to a Brooklyn Nets playoff game on May 10 won't make people's attention span wain.

Minus songs like "Jealous," Beyonce and Jay Z have been pretty consistent about keeping their private lives' private. Of course omens like "If the day comes I only see him on the weekend" on "New Day" from "Watch the Throne" make listeners wonder if there's trouble in paradise, but the couple has put up a united front. However, they both may want to consider forcing those around them to do the same. Or, at least don't act like kindergarteners throwing tantrums in public, specifically when cameras are around.

In the meantime, the only acknowledgement of the fight (outside of the video from a mysterious source) is Beyonce's Instagram message posted six days ago. It reads, "Lord, I lift up every one of my relationships to You and ask You to bless them. I pray that each one would be glorifying to You. Help me to choose my friends wisely so I won't be led astray. Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence. I release all my relationships to You and pray that Your will be done in each one of them."

Solange's response to this Instagram post: She deleted all but one photo of herself with her sister.

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