Solange Knowles, Jay Z Fight: Digital Sales up by 233 Percent After Incident

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 29, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Solange Knowles’ digital music sales jumped up by 233 percent following an incident between her and her brother-in-law, Jay Z.

Knowles’ track sales increased on the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen SoundScan data that was obtained by HipHoxDX.

Her sales were at 2,000 for the week, up from 600 a week earlier, the report also stated.

The increase in sales was likely due to video footage that was released of her allegedly attacking Jay Z in an elevator, which wen viral. TMZ released the video May 12.

Beyonce–her sister–Jay Z, and Solange released a joint statement about the matter.

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,” the statement says, according to The Associated Press. “Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

The New York Daily News, citing insider sources, said that Solange was drunk and belligerent during the incident.

However, the statement said that it’s not true. 

“The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”

Later, the Standard Hotel–where the elevator was located–fired the employee who leaked the video. It said they are “pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies,” the Daily News reported.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.