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Thursday 31 July 2014

Solange Knowles lift kerfuffle ‘caused by Jay-Z’s broken promises’

In this undated image released by Beyonce.com, Beyonce Knowles holds her daughter Blue Ivy in a recent family photo. Photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents on Tumblr blog page http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." (AP Photo/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:  Solange attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Solange Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles and Blue Ivy

Solange Knowles’ lift attack on Jay-Z was reportedly because he had reneged on promises to boost her music career.

 Footage was made public yesterday of Beyonce’s younger sister seemingly lashing out at her brother-in-law in a ferocious attack while in a lift at The Standard hotel in New York following last week’s Met Gala. While there was no audio with the video, a source claims the altercation stemmed from Solange’s frustration with the 44-year-old for going back on his word to help raise her profile.

“Solange is so angry because Jay-Z promised to give her more help with her career and when she brought it up again the night of the gala, he told her he just didn’t have the time to work with her in the studio,” the insider told the Mail Online. “He hasn’t kept his promise to help her. Jay keeps telling her to give him some time and he will sit down and write with her and then get her into the studio but he hasn't done it yet.”

While big sister Beyonce has sold 118 million records worldwide, Solange has struggled to make an impact on the charts. The 27-year-old has released two studio albums, with the second only peaking at number 9 on the Billboard charts in 2008.

“Solange's [third] album is coming out soon but there is no buzz about it, which is a bad sign within the industry,” the source continued. “Solange wants a major career like her sister and she's tired of living in her shadow. She's jealous. Jay-Z promised he would help take her to the next level but he never found the time to keep his word. Enough was enough for Solange! She flipped out and screamed at Jay-Z that if he didn't want to help just say so and pulling her chain!"

Further Reading ....

Jay Z all smiles after 'attack' 

Solange Knowles was having fun with Beyonce before alleged Jay Z lift confrontation 

Leaked video shows Jay Z 'attack'  

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