I’m a firm believer that any topic has the potential to make for a good joke, depending on how adept the joke teller is at understanding context and managing the listener’s expectations and also on whether the word “fart” is involved. That said, most of the jokes surrounding video footage of Solange Knowles’ violent outburst at brother-in-law Jay Z in the Standard Hotel elevator are not only pretty obvious, but also TIRED. It’s as if people telling Solange v. Jay Z jokes on Twitter and in comments sections didn’t bother to, like, notice the other dozens of people making the same joke. So here’s a handy guide on how to react to those.

“This is Solange’s first hit in years.”

“Jay Z’s got 100 problems and Solange is one.”

“Solange is Cray-Z.”

“Solange is Blue Ivy’s real mom.”

“The Illuminati are going to make Solange disappear (like the missing plane).”

×
×

Stories not to be missed!

WUPPERTAL,GERMANY- APRIL 08: A lion is seen at the  Wuppertal  Zoo on April 8, 2009 in Wuppertal, Germany.  (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Here's how this lion-killing dentist thing is going to play out

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 10:  Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium on July 10, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TAS)

Taylor Swift’s stage malfunction last night exposed exactly what it means to be a pop star

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 18:  A protestor holds a black lives matter t-shirt during a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" demonstration in front of the San Francisco Hall of Justice on December 18, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of San Francisco public attorneys and activists staged a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" demonstration to protest the racial disparities in the criminal justice system following the non-indictments of two white police officers who killed unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The next time someone says 'all lives matter,' show them these 5 paragraphs