Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange walk into an elevator ...

Jay-Z and Beyoncé sitting courtside at the basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat on May 12. (Reuters)

Jay-Z and Beyoncé sitting courtside at the basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat on May 12. (Reuters)

Twitter is going 50 shades of crazy after surveillance camera footage from a New York City elevator became public on Monday. 

On the footage: elevator door opens. Enter Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange (and some less famous bodyguard who is probably not getting his fair share of Twitter foreplay). Elevator door closes. The wrath and fury in Solange is triggered.
She then proceeds to open a serious can of whip-ass on hip-hop’s finest. Beyoncé is in the corner, or more like a fly in the wall corner, which had observers of the footage everywhere shocked, asking: “How is she letting this happen?” Or, “Why’s she keeping up appearances?”

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what happened next (although it might for Beyoncé). As no one actually knows the details of the incident, Twitter decided to fill in all the gaps for us. In meme form because is there any other? 

Let’s take a look at the top nine memes this altercation has afforded us. Thank you to all parties involved, including what was clearly the Madame Tussaud’s version of Beyoncé, who did nothing in the elevator.

1. Dre who?

2. No Beyoncé. We can still see you.

3. Chuck Norris is now number six on the list.

4. Well, at least Jay-Z has a nice even number of problems now.

5. In theatres soon ...

6. I guess he can dream that she will step in next time.

7. What Jay-Z said ...

8. Even Flotus got in on this ... Well, sort of.

9. What if the joke is on us?

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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