Mathew Knowles has given his two cents on the infamous elevator spat between rapper Jay Z and sister-in-law Solange Knowles.
Most people might recall the video footage from the 2014 Met Gala that shows Beyoncé’s sister Solange viscously attacking Jay Z in an elevator.
Rumours swirled that Solange had accused Jay Z of cheating on Beyoncé, and had lashed out before the big event.
Speaking to The New York Times in 2017, Jay Z admitted that he “shut down all emotions” – which inevitably led to him cheating on his wife.
Now Solange and Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, has spoken about the incident to the New York Times stating, “I hope and I feel very, very calm about this and comfortable that both Solange and Beyonce were given the tools to be successful.”
“Are they going to make mistakes? Absolutely. But mistakes are an opportunity to grow, not a reason to quit, so I feel comfortable about that.”
Mathew also went on to say that Beyoncé’s success is all due down to her lighter skin colour.
“It would be just ludicrous to think that Beyonce’s talent doesn’t take her above heights and levels, but it’s also true, absolutely, that colourism and shade of colour is a fact.”