There really is no such thing as bad publicity!
Solange Knowles may have gotten some negative press after that infamous video surfaced earlier this month of her slapping and kicking brother-in-law Jay Z, but apparently it’s been great for her career!
According to HipHopDX, the singer’s digital sales hit 2,000 the week the news broke, compared to 600 the week before. It does seem like Solange’s smackdown with Jay Z played a part in that, and while she may not have the same numbers as Beyonce, her music has been critically acclaimed and she has certainly established herself as a talented artist. Listen to some of her tunes if you haven’t already!
Last week Beyonce posted a photo of herself with Solange, and a few days before that the family released a statement about the incident and said, “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. 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.”
But why is Sol still absent from the Roc Nation website? She signed with Jay’s label in 2011 (she released her first two albums in 2003 and 2008), and earlier this month she was listed as a DJ on the label’s page, but just days after the incident her profile was deleted…