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Jay Z and Beyonce proved they were unfazed by the media firestorm surrounding Solange Knowles‘ reported attack at the Met Gala afterparty last week by putting on a very public united front at the Brooklyn Nets game Monday.
The power couple had prominent courtside seats at the NBA playoffs matchup between the Nets and the Miami Heat, where they were spotted laughing and smiling, and even exchanging a few words with Heat star LeBron James as he waited on the court for a Nets player to shoot free throws.
The outing came in the wake of a video released earlier Monday, showing Beyonce’s younger sister physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York following the Met Gala on May 5.
The surveillance video obtained by TMZ shows the woman believed to be Solange entering the elevator and immediately confronting the man believed to be Jay Z when he strolls in behind her.
After a few seconds, Solange begins shoving Jay Z, and when she is restrained by another man, believed to be a bodyguard, she tries kicking the rapper. The man believed to be Jay Z says something back at her, but does not attempt to retaliate physically. The woman believed to be Beyonce is standing next to Jay Z and does not get involved in the altercation.
According to eye witnesses, Beyonce and Solange left the event in one SUV, while Jay Z departed in another. Reps for Jay Z and Solange did not immediately respond to Billboard‘s request for comment.
Monday night’s outing came after Blue Ivy‘s parents attended Saturday’s Nets game, before the video footage had publicly emerged. The rapper was a part owner in the Nets before launching his own agency, called Roc Nation Sports, in April 2013.
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