In an excellent case of celebrity misdirection, Jay Z, Solange, and Beyoncé would like us to know that Jay Z and Solange publicly went shopping together today, so clearly there is nothing to see here, and nothing suspicious is going on.
After a truly bizarre elevator video surfaced showing Solange apparently assaulting Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala, all anybody has been able to talk about for the past week is what possibly happened, what made Solange act like that, and if everyone is still fighting. (There were rumors that after the fight Solange pulled all the pictures of Beyoncé off of her Instagram account, but those appear to have been overstated.)
In a clear attempt to demonstrate a united front in the face of that scandal, Jay Z and Solange went out jewelry shopping together yesterday. According to TMZ, Jay Z and Solange went to Mr. Flawless in New York, where they looked at women’s jewelry for about 20 minutes. They looked at things and were assisted by proprietor Mr. Flawless himself, but left without buying anything.
They reportedly did not talk much on the trip and merely browsed in peace, but there were also no signs of discord between the two.
This jewelry trip is pretty clearly a deliberate public display of everyone being cool with each other. They aren’t just innocently shopping for jewelry; they are making a public appearance to generate photographs and blog posts just like this one. With Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Solange closing ranks, it is unlikely that anyone will ever explain what happened in that elevator. But if this public appearance is anything to go by, Jay Z, Solange, and Beyoncé intend to carry on as though nothing happened until we all let the whole thing drop.