My colleagues over at the “Confidential” column at the New York Daily News are reporting that Solange Knowles’ elevator attack on brother-in-law Jay Z, which occurred on May 5 at a Met gala after-party in the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel, was ignited because the rap mogul had plans to head to Rihanna’s after-party without Beyonce.
Jay and Knowles had already exchanged words over her not-so-famous friends dropping his name in the hotel’s lobby to gain access to the party. He reportedly told her: “Don’t use my name.”
When Knowles found out about Jay’s after-after-party plans, she asked him: “Why can’t you go home?” She then asked Beyonce: “Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?”
Jay Z then reportedly told Knowles: “You’re one to talk.” Then they stepped in the elevator and the rest is history.
Knowles is now reportedly back home in New Orleans.
Meanwhile, all was well with Beyonce and Knowles a few days later. On May 9, the sisters witnessed Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon getting married in an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica. Beyonce and Knowles reportedly flew to the wedding together in a private jet on May 8—just days after Knowles kicked and punched Jay Z. They were joined at Rowland’s wedding by their mother, Tina Knowles, and after spending a few days in the country, they left early on Saturday morning, May 10.
Sources say Jay Z did not travel with them.
Rowland’s wedding was said to be a “quick, simple ceremony with only around 30 people” in attendance.
Chairwoman and honorary board member Jean Shafiroff and honorary board member Patrick McMullan hosted the “Pit Bulls as Pets” cocktail party to raise awareness for the adoption of pit bulls for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at the Shafiroff’s Park Avenue, New York City residence on the evening of May 2.
Bella, Shafiroff’s tan and white pit bull, greeted guests at her home and proved that with love and care, this breed can make wonderful pets. The kick-off party was held to celebrate the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s fifth annual gala, which will take place July 19 in Southampton, honoring Georgina Bloomberg.
May has become the month of Shafiroff. Not only was the philanthropist honored by the Surgeons of Hope on May 4, but she is also on the cover of the May philanthropy issue of Resident magazine.
It looks like May is also the month for naming streets in honor of New York City legends. On May 14, there was a street-signing ceremony honoring the life and legacy of soul food queen Sylvia Woods in Harlem on Lenox Avenue between 126th and 127th streets. Then, on May 26, Miles Davis Way will be unveiled on the Upper West Side, specifically West 77th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue. It was at this location that the iconic trumpeter wrote some of his most memorable compositions.
It looks like all is well in T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle’s marriage. The rapper had an early dinner at Mulberry Street Pizzeria with his wife and their bodyguard. The threesome ordered a full pizza with wings and seemed to be having a fun, casual Friday night out in Beverly Hills.