Cameras are strictly forboden at Anna Wintour‘s annual Met Gala, but even the most star-studded snap couldn’t have topped the footage that was released from Jay-Z, Beyoncé and sister Solange‘s post-afterparty elevator ride at NYC’s Standard Hotel.
Though the 2014 surveillance video was rather explicit, showing Solange more or less losing her s–t on her brother-in-law as Bey stood motionless, and rumors abound (he’d been flirtatious with designer Rachel Roy; they’d set up the whole thing to promote their forthcoming tour), for awhile it seemed we’d never truly know what went down in that elevator.
Then Queen B dropped Lemonade and suddenly everyone was speculating about Becky with the good hair. Though that particular mystery remains, Jay directly addressed infidelity chatter with his 4:44 disc, making reference to Halle Berry‘s cheating ex: “You egged Solange on / Knowin’ all along / All you had to say you was wrong / You almost went Eric Benét / Let the baddest girl in the world get away.”
In the end, though, he kept their power couple status and his relationship with Solange intact. “We had one disagreement ever,” he said in a 2017 podcast interview. “Before and after, we’ve been cool.”