OK, so I’m honestly a little surprised Matthew Knowles hasn’t said anything about Solange whooping Jay-Z’s ass in an elevator for treating Beyoncé in a manner that we all later saw explained in Lemonade. Matthew showed up on The Wendy Williams Show earlier this week to give his thoughts on the 2014 elevator whooping.
HuffPost has all the tea on the Matthew interview with Wendy Williams, and let’s just be frank: I have never heard him talk. Wendy tells him, “You are everything I thought you would be: a cat daddy!” Wendy, it’s time to take some more time off to get your head on right. Matthew is NOT what I thought he would be. This is the man who used to make little girls run and sing at the same time in order to make those “live” performances better?? He looks like he would start to cry if you smudged his pocket square, but I digress.
Wendy made Matty Boy walk her through the history of Destiny’s Child, including how he never was that focused on Bey being the breakout star (suuuuuuure, Jan!). They finally got to that elevator tiff after the 2014 Met Gala. It appears Matthew looks on that security footage like most fathers smile at a little league game when their kid knocks it out of the park:
“I laughed so hard because if you know Solange, that’s Solange. You never know what you’re gonna get ― [she’s] a firecracker. Don’t know where she gets that from.”
It also appears Bey being lifeless in the corner of the elevator is par for the course:
“Beyoncé would be in the corner, quiet, just kinda like, ‘When y’all finish, let me know.’ So I just laughed.”
While the trio directly involved haven’t exactly laughed the thing off, they do seem to be getting by. And by getting by, I mean capitalizing the shit out of the leaked security footage. Solange has said in interviews that all is good in the family. Jay has done the same. And Bey did a remix of “Flawless” where she referred to the incident as “sometimes shit go down when there’s $1 billion on an elevator.” I guess that was $500 million for Jay, $500 million for Bey, and a used scratch-off lotto ticket for Solange. Sorry, too easy. You can ch-ch-check out the whole interview filled with Wendy getting the feels for Matthew below: