TMZ released video footage of Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator as Beyonce stood by — and naturally, the media was on it.
The video came out Monday, and since then, cable talking heads have been tirelessly trying to figure out what caused the incident — because, apparently, there’s nothing better to talk about. Jon Stewart mocked all the coverage of the elevator affair on The Daily Show Wednesday night, showing clips from outlets like CNN and Fox News and poking fun at their baseless theories — including that Jay Z has been cheating on Beyoncé, and the mogul wanted to ditch his wife and her sis to go to Rihanna’s party after the Met Gala. “With all these incredibly well-sourced motives, I can’t believe Solange didn’t spend the entire Met Ball kicking Jay Z in the face,” Stewart said. “Why wait until the elevator?”
Stewart wasn’t the only late night host to give his take on the Solange vs. Jay Z drama. Watch what he, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon had to say below:
The Daily Show
Stewart focused first on how other news outlets were covering the drama, then had senior Beyoncé correspondent Jessica Williams on to state her own speculation: It’s all a stunt. “The woman is pure kinetic energy personified,” Williams mused. “If that elevator video were real, she’d be all up in there, arms waving, feet flying, fists pumping, booty pumping. She’d be like a Ninja Turtle meets a Rockette, Jon.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live
“It was the moment the guy who sits there watching elevator security video all day has been waiting for his whole life,” Kimmel said before mocking CNN. Unlike Stewart, he used a dog to get his point across. Just watch:
The Tonight Show
Another (probably inaccurate) theory floating around is that Solange used Jay Z’s name to get her friends into the Met Gala — and Jay Z was, in turn, annoyed. Fallon and announcer Steve Higgins thanked Solange Wednesday night, acting as her friends and playing out how he and Higgins got into the ball. “We are here with Jazz, I think he’s on the list?” Yes, good ol’ Jazz! He did “98 Problems,” right?