SNL spoofed the feud between Beyoncé’s husband and sister during Saturday’s cold open. The clip featured Solange (played by Sasheer Zamata) and Jay Z (played by Jay Pharoah) revealing what actually happened that night at the Met Gala after-party. Kenan Thompson played a bodyguard standing by case things got physical again.
After insisting that there was no feud between the two, Solange” and “Jay Z” introduced the elevator footage, complete with audio. Turns out, “Solange” was just trying to kill a spider on “Jay Z.”
“Jay Z” and “Solange” then decided to release the name of the Standard Hotel employee who released the original fight video to TMZ. According to SNL, the man’s name was Kevin Donovan, and he looks suspiciously like Saturday Night Live star Bobby Moynihan. As revenge, “Jay Z” and “Solange” released their own footage of “Donovan” scratching his butt and kissing his own reflection in the same elevator.
“Beyoncé,” played by Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, then made a surprise appearance at the end of the cold open. All “Beyoncé,” did was make as many references to her songs as possible, while criticizing the Solange/Jay Z fight video as an invasion of her privacy. But it was still nice to see Rudolph wail a few notes again.
Watch Saturday Night Live spoof the Solange/Jay Z fight below.
As for what actually caused Solange and Jay Z’s fight? That is still up in the air. Initial reports claimed Solange was upset about Jay Z not helping her career. But it now sounds like Solange got mad at her brother-in-law after he flirted with designer Rachel Roy.
“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,” the real Jay Z, Solange and Beyoncé said in a statement after the fight video went viral. “But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it.”
The statement continued: “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 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.”