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).”


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