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 is the social media accounts director at Ogilvy PR. She was previously the deputy digital news editor and social media editor at the Mail & Guardian. Haji has an honours degree in journalism from the University of Stellenbosch and continues to write columns for the M&G. Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee


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