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‘Solange Was Provoked’ Before Elevator Incident with Jay Z: Source

From left: Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles with Rachel Roy (inset)

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updated 05/13/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 05/13/2014 AT 2:55 PM ET

One thing is clear. Solange was extremely angry when she reportedly attacked Jay Z in an elevator at a Met Gala afterparty on May 5. But what isn’t clear is what caused her to react.

While sources disagree on the details, the situation was apparently heated before Solange, Jay Z and Beyoncé stepped into the elevator.

According to one source, Solange had a run-in with designer Rachel Roy earlier in the night. “Solange was provoked by Rachel,” the source says.

The source also says Beyoncé “intervened with a warning not to talk to her sister,” adding that Jay Z did nothing to stop the alleged confrontation.


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