I thought 50 Cent might end up going down in history (or at least my brain) as that old treasure from 2005, but he just gave an interview that shed some very interesting light on the dynamic between Beyonce and Jay Z.
Unless you live under an enormous pop culture rock, you remember that last month, footage was leaked of Beyonce’s sister Solange attacking Beyonce’s husband Jay Z in an elevator. Obviously you can tell by the previous sentence that that was quite the conflict of interest for Beyonce, so you could understand why she might not want to get heavily involved. After all, who does she defend? Her sister or her husband? Without any audio on the footage, we have no way to know what happened and if anyone was clearly in the right or in the wrong before punches started getting thrown. (After that point, I’m placing the blame squarely on Solange, because violence is never the answer.)
But in case that wasn’t confusing enough material to sort through, 50 Cent is adding even more layers to it, by recalling a story in an interview with Power 105.1 about Beyonce getting in Fiddy’s face to defend her husband at a party in Las Vegas because she thought there was some kind of beef between him and Jay Z.
“One time [Beyoncé] jumped off of a ledge and came running over cause she thought me and Jay had issues. And I’m like, ‘What the fuck? Did she really just jump and run up on me like that? We was at the Cosmopolitan. She jumped out and was like this, ‘What?! That Bonnie and Clyde forreal! You try this or what, boy?! I’m here!’ She bugged out at me. I looked and Jay starts laughing. He’s like, ‘Yo, you know what it is.’ I said, ‘Oh shit! What the fuck y’all got going on, man?’ Bey jumped down off of that joint like, ‘What?! Wassup?!’”
Aside from the fact that 50 speaks like a maniac, this is super interesting. In that case, Bey just thought that the two guys had issues, and she was ready to have Jay’s back. But when she sees him getting railed on by her sister right in front of her, she wasn’t trying to calm Solange down, or even gesturing at all, really. She was just standing there letting it happen. Watching.
Does that mean that this marriage could seriously be falling apart? And more importantly, how is it possible that our biggest clue yet just got delivered by a detective as accidental as 50 Cent?