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That One Time Mama Tina Lawson Reminded Us About The Jay Z, Solange Elevator Showdown

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Let’s be honest, the 2014 elevator brawl between Jay Z and Solange will go down in history as one of the most epic moments of any Met Gala — past and probably future.

But just like most dramatic entertainment stories, our conditioned minds threw the elevator showdown to the back of our brains, leaving it there to sit until we absolutely need to reference it again — That reference, by the way, happened Monday night.

Solange’s mama, Tina Lawson, managed to remind us all what went down the night that Solange attacked Jay in the elevator of New York hotel following the gala. Here’s how:

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In efforts to share with fans a sweet moment between Solange, her son, and Jay, Tina posted a snapshot of the trio on Instagram, but here’s the catch. The captured moment was in an elevator. Oops.

Tina clearly realized what frenzy she was starting by posting the image, so she quickly deleted it from her page.

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To refresh your memory, Solange and Jay famously got into a heated exchange that was captured by elevator security footage. It never was confirmed what the fight was about; however, it was rumored that it had something to do with the relationship between designer Rachel Roy and Jay.

Rachel, by the way, is the same woman who foolishly suggested she was “Becky with the good hair,” the woman Beyonce sings about in her track “Sorry,” from her latest album, Lemonade. 

Following the incident, the family released a statement to the Associated Press, suggesting that Jay and Solange both take responsibility for the “unfortunate incident” and that “families have problems and we’re no different.” They also made sure to state, “we’ve put this behind us.”

OK — we can now put the brawl in the back of our heads again.

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