Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Video of Solange Knowles allegedly punching and kicking Jay Z after the Met Gala was released on Monday, and since then, the question on everyone’s mind is: who is Solange?
The video shows Solange punching and kicking Jay Z, while a bodyguard does his best to hold her back. At the end of the 58-second clip, Beyonce, 32, steps in between the two.
Solange, 27, has worked to separate herself from her older sister Beyonce. Solange is also a singer and model, but has done a good job of carving out her own niche.
Her first studio album Solo Star was released in 2003, and then she had some minor acting roles in movies like Bring It On: All or Nothing in 2006. Her second album came out in 2008, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, which had more of an old-school sound, deviating from Destiny’s Child or Beyonce.
She released True in 2012 to very favorable reviews. Shortly after, she started her own label, Saint Records. Some critics said True sounded like 1980s Madonna and that it “sounds different to everything on the radio, but could still be on the radio.”
Pitchfork Media gave True a 7.8 out of 10 and Metacritic gave it an 8.
Pitchfork gave the album high praise, saying “it’s the sound of a complicated slow dance during a night’s dwindling last minutes, fueled by pounding hearts and racing minds.”
In recent years, Solange has also garnered attention for being a fashion trendsetter, wearing Alexander McQueen and Chanel and modeling for Harper’s Bazaar and Rimmel London.
She was also on the cover of Essence magazine in April.
Finally, Solange is also a mother.
She has son Julez in 2004 when she was just 17, and consistently tweets about him.
With all this going on and all the hard work that Solange has put in to elevate herself without following in Beyonce’s footsteps, what does this altercation mean to her future?
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