Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, after…. the water comes to clear the air. Here’s the Olivia Pope message for the world:
“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. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,” an exclusive statement to The Associated Press read Thursday. “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.”
There you have it! On another note…Rachel Roy was dragged into the drama with rumors her and Jay had a inappropriate relationship and Solange also had a argument with her during the Met Gala after party before the elevator beat down. Check out this interview below from http://styleblazer.com/281471/solange-attacks-jay-z-rumors/
Arthur Alston “Choke No Joke” cleared things up for us in an exclusive interview. As the former Roc-A-Fella videographer and unofficial historian for the company, he saw, heard and was literally in the Roc-A-Fella offices from 2002 to 2005– just before Roy left to start her eponymous label.
From Aaliyah to Beyonce and Jay Z’s marriage, he gave us the tea on what really went down.
How did you initially get in the door at Roc-A-Fella?
With Dame, he saw one of my film projects and was impressed with my work. So he hired me.
How did Rachel Roy initially get in the door at Roc-A-Fella?
She was an intern at Roc-A-Wear and then she started dating Dame and… kind of, you know, became his eyes and ears. I guess she was inspired to be a designer and she got the opportunity by dating him.
How was the environment of Roc-A-Fella?
It wasn’t corporate, but it wasn’t a party either. We didn’t carry the day-to-day operations like Jimmy Iovine would. You’re dealing with a whole bunch of guys that come from the urban community, some from the streets. It was kind of structured like a mafia, opposed to the corporate world.
Was it common for the female employees to date the men there?
Did you ever see a non-professional relationship between Rachel Roy and Jay Z?
Never. I don’t believe that [the rumors] to be true. This is the first time I’m hearing it. I know that Rachel has been with Dame for a long time. She was even pregnant when Aaliyah was his girl. So she’s been around for a while.
Was Rachel Roy’s relationship with Damon Dash a come-up for her?
I would say so. She goes from an intern to a known brand– she came up. And she wouldn’t have done that without Damon. That [clothing] line is his line as much as it is hers. Remember, Dame started with Roc-A-Wear. From Roc-A-Wear he did State Property. From State Property he did Team Roc. From Team Roc he did C. Ronson. From C. Ronson he did Rachel Roy.
Cont’d from before: So Rachel was in a position where –she started off as an intern– Dame was attracted to her and started assisting him. She got to be hands-on with the lines because being that she was dating him, he brought her into his business structure. So while he was running a record label and Roc-A-Wear, he had her there. She learned a lot about the business and Dame taught her as well. It helped her ultimately in the long run.
So, again, was there ever anything between Rachel and Jay? Naw. I doubt that. I doubt that highly. If that was the case, it would have come out a long time ago. I think people are reaching with that one.
What about after her divorce from Damon? I don’t doubt.. I don’t think so. She just doesn’t strike me as that type of person to be that devious or mean to date her ex-husband’s former partner. She doesn’t come across or carry herself like that. I don’t think so, but I’ve seen it happen. These things can happen… but I don’t see Rachel Roy doing that.
Do you know what set Solange off? I don’t know. It’s a possibility… I know Solange. And Solange is Beyonce’s “big sister,” even though Beyonce is older. She’s very protective over her sister. Me seeing what I saw, I can say that maybe she felt like her sister was disrespected in some way and as she normally does, she defends her.
Is Solange mentally ill or on drugs? Naw! No! Hell no. I don’t think Solange is on drugs at all. Not on hard drugs, anyway. Like I said, she’s very passionate about her sister. She’s very, very passionate. And Solange is a no tolerance, non-political, don’t care about the music industry or entertainment business [person]. She’s not a politically correct person. So she’s going to do what she feels, despite all the politics in the industry. She doesn’t care for it.
Would you say Jay and Beyonce are happy? I don’t know. I wouldn’t say that because we don’t see the real life of those two. If you look at the content of the elevator and see them walking out.. if you never saw the content that happened in the elevator, you would never believe that anything was wrong with their relationship. They walked right out like ain’t s**t happen. No relationship is perfect or squeaky clean. I’m sure they have their issues, whatever they may be. But that was just something we were able to see.
And lastly, did Aaliyah cheat on Damon with Jay Z? I wouldn’t say he [Jay] went behind his back. I would say… me personally, I saw him [Jay] with her first. I saw them together first [before Damon dated her].
The answers to many of the lingering questions and things people continue to speculate about.