A Roc Nation in Crisis: Trouble in Beyadise

  • Aired:  05/14/14
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An altercation in an elevator between Solange Knowles and Jay Z sends the media chasing after plausible motives for the feud. (6:56)

[APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW. MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A PROGRAM FOR YOUTONIGHT, WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER

FOR YOUR PLEASURE ANDENJOYMENT

OUR GUEST TONIGHT THE GREATBLONDIE. WILL BE JOINING US.

[CROWD CHEERING]WE DON'T USUALLY HAVE

THAT. WE DON'T USUALLY HAVESOMEBODY THAT GOOD.

THESE PEOPLE THEY'REE VERYLUCKY.

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,THOUGH, IT'S BEEN A HARD TIME

FOR THE NEWS MEDIA LATELY.

YOU GOT THE ABSENCE OF ANY NEWMISSING MALAYSIAN PLANES.

[LAUGHTER]CNN IS SO DESPERATE THEY

ACTUALLY COVERED SOME GUY WHOSAID HE FOUND THE SANTA MARIA.

[LAUGHTER]OF THE NINA, THE PINTA AND SANTA

MARIA FAME. APPARENTLY, CNN ISJUST GOING TO GO

BACK AND LOOKFOR LOST INCREASINGLY OLDER

FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION.

[LAUGHTER]UP NEXT ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVERED

A KIND OF FOOT-POWERED CAVE CAR.

MARTIN SAVAGE IS IN A CAVESIMULATOR RIGHT NOW.

IT'S BEEN TERRIBLE TIME FOR THENEWS MEDIA.

IT ALL SEEM SO HOPELESS.

AND THEN A MIRACLE.

>> CAUGHT ON TAPE, THE VIDEOEVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT.

>> FAMILY FEUD.

>> SHOCKING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

>> BEYONCE'S LITTLE SISTERSOLANGE VIOLENTLY ATTACKING HER

SUPER FAMOUS MOGULBROTHER-IN-LAW, JAY Z.

>> SHE'S KICKING HIM. NOW YOU'VEGOT TO KEEP WATCHING THIS VIDEO

TAPE BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO KEEPROLLING IT.

>> Jon: YOU HAVE TO WATCH ITBECAUSE WE'LL MAKE YOU WATCH IT.

LOOK AT IT. GAZE UPON IT. LOOKAT IT.

I THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT THEINTERNET WAS FOR, BUT OK.

WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED THE FIRSTFAMILY OF POP MUSIC TO TEAR

ITSELF ASUNDER IS THE SUBJECT OFTONIGHT'S

ROC NATION IN CRISIS,TROUBLE IN BEYADISE

NEWS POWERS ACTIVATE, FORM OFBASELESS SPECULATION!

>> SOLANGE RECENTLY LEFT ROCKNATION A YEAR AGO TO START HER

OWN RECORD LABEL SAINT RECORDS.

SO, IT COULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT ARECORD LABEL.

>> SURE, IT COULD BE AFUED ABOUT THAT.

YOU KNOW, SOME ARTISTS SUE THERECORD LABEL LIKE PRINCE.

OTHERS TRY AND KICK THEIR RECORDLABEL IN THE FACE.

[LAUGHTER]SO MAYBE THIS IS A BUSINESS

DEAL GONE WRONG, CLASSICKICK-FIGHT MOTIVATION.

>> IT'S A COMPLETERUMOR. AND THEY SAY

THAT SOMEHOW THERE'SSOME INFIDELITY INVOLVED.

>> WAS SOLANGE, DID SHE HAVESOMETHING TO DRINK? IS

THAT WHY SHE AT LEAST APPEARSTO HAVE A RATHER SHORT FUSE.

>> Jon: AH, INFIDELITY PLUSINSOBRIETY COMBINED WITH THE

POWERFUL G FORCES OF VERTICALDESCENT.

A DANGEROUS COCKTAIL.

>> HE APPARENTLY WANTED TO DITCHHER AND BEYONCE TO GO PARTY

WITH RIHANNA AFTER THE MET GALA.[CROWD CHEERING]

>> Jon: I WOULD TOTALLY DO THATTOO. TOTALLY PARTY WITH

RIHANNA. RIRI IS LIKE, SHE'S SOCOOL.

WITH ALL OF THESE INCREDIBLYWELL-SOURCED MOTIVES, I CAN'T

BELIEVE SOLANGE DIDN'T SPENDTHE ENTIRE MET BALL KICKING

JAY-Z IN THE FACE. WHY WAITTIL THE ELEVATOR?

PERHAPS IT'S TIME TO MOVE ONTO BASELESS SPECULATION TO

SPECULATION OF A MORE PERSONALNATURE.

>> I HAVE A SISTER THAT I FEELSO PROTECTIVE OF.

I THINK THIS IS A STORY OF ALITTLE SISTER STICKING UP FOR

HER SISTER.

>> THE ONLY TIME I'VE EVER BEENFIRED UP, AND NOT LIKE THAT,

I MEAN I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT DOINGTHAT TO A MAN MY SISTER

USED TO BE MARRIEDTO BUT I DIDN'T.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: APPARENTLY A LOT OF

THE NEWS MEDIA WAS IN A CLUBCALLED THE SISTERHOOD OF THE

TRAVELING KICK TO THE NUTS.

OF COURSE, THOSE WITHOUT SISTERSBUT WHO MAY HAVE THEIR OWN

PERSONAL DEMONS MIGHT HAVEVIEWED THIS STORY THROUGH A

SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LENS.

>> HOW DOES TMZ GET ALL THISSTUFF, THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO

KNOW. >> THAT'S THE QUESTION.

IT'S THE ELEVATOR SECURITYSYSTEM IN THE HOTEL AND

THE HOTEL SAID THEY WERE GOINGTO FIRE ANYBODY WHO COULD FIND

IT, WHO LEAKED IT--

HOW IN THE WORLD DOES TMZ COMEUP WITH THIS?

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: I MEAN, THEY DON'T

HAVE CAMERAS IN ALL THE ROOMS DOTHEY? I MEAN, IT'S NOT, I

MEAN, NOT THAT I'VE DONEANYTHING IN A HOTEL I WOULDN'T

WANT THE WORLD TO SEE. BUTWHAT ABOUT THE POOL?

DO THEY HAVE CAMERAS BY THEPOOL? I NEED TO CALL A LAWYER.

[LAUGHTER]BUT THEN SUDDENLY LIKE A HEALED

FOOT FLASHING THROUGH A FRAME,IT ALL CAME CRASHING DOWN.

>> I'VE GOT TO RAIN ON THEPARADE A LITTLE BIT HERE.

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOWWHAT HAPPENED IN THE ELEVATOR

BUT WHAT'S MORE I DON'T CARE.>> WHAT?

I THINK THE CORE OF THIS STORYIS NOT REALLY A STORY.

>> Jon: WE'VE GOT A CODE 9. WE'VE GOT A RUNNER.

SOMEONE HIT THE TRAP DOOR. WEGOT A RUNNER. CODE 9.

THE BABY IS IN THE WELL.

THE BABY IS IN THE WELL. [LAUGHTER]

I'M I'M, I HAVE LIKE A, IT'SLIKE A SPECIAL DEVICE WHERE I

TALK TO OTHER. BY THE WAY,THAT'S CHRISTOPHER JOHN FARLEY.

HE'S AN EDITOR AT THE WALLSTREET JOURNAL.

SO IT'S A PRINCE SITUATION.

HE'S BRINGING A WORD PROCESSORTO A VIDEO FIGHT.

>> I HAVE TO DISAGREEWITH YOU.

I THINK IT'S A STORY BECAUSE OFTHE INTEREST.

>> PEOPLE AREINTERESTED IN PORNOGRAPHY TOO

AND WE DON'T ALWAYS COVER THAT.

[CROWD CHEERING]>> Jon: THAT'S TRUE.

AND, EVEN WHEN THE WALL STREETJOURNAL DOES COVER PORNOGRAPHY,

THEY DO IT WITH CLASS.

[LAUGHTER]CLASSIC POINTALLISM. COME ON,

MR. HIGH AND MIGHTY FOURTHESTATE, YOU CAN'T REALLY BELIEVE

THIS PRIVATE FAMILY QUARRELSTOLEN FROM AN IN-HOUSE

SURVEILLANCE FEEDISN'T NATIONAL NEWS.

>> I MEAN IT MATTERS WHAT'S ASTORY. DONALD STERLING'S A STORY

BECAUSE THERE'S RACISM INVOLVED.

>> BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THATIT'S NEWS WORTHY.

IT DOESN'T MEAN THATIT'S NEWSWORTHY.

>> EXACTLY

>> YOU HAVE CELEBRITIES IN ANELEVATOR FIGHTING.

>> CELEBRITIES IN AN ELEVATORFIGHTING.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN SUCH A THINGSINCE NBC'S HIT REALITY SHOW.

CELEBRITIES IN AN ELEVATORFIGHTING.

RAN FOR ELEVEN SEASONS BUT SINCETHEN NOTHING.

THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T MIX PRINTJOURNALISTS WITH TVPEOPLE.

IT JUST MAKES EVERYBODY SAD ANDASHAMED.

NO ONE MORE SO THANCNN'S CHRIS CUOMO.

>> YOU ARE PLACING A HIGH BARTHAT IS CLEARLY NOT OBSERVED

CERTAINLY BY THEENTERTAINMENT MEDIA.

>> A HIGH BAR?

>> I LIKE YOUR BAR. IWISH IT WERE A REALITY,

I WISH IT WERE THE TRUTH. I WISHI DIDN'T HAVE TO COVER IT.

>> Jon: DIDN'T HAVE --WHO IS MAKING YOU, WHO

IS MAKING YOU DO THIS? [LAUGHTER]

I KNOW YOU'RE AFRAIDBUT WE CAN'T HELP YOU

UNLESS YOU TELL -- JUSTSHOW US, SHOW US ON JEFF,

SHOW US ON THE JEFF ZUCKER HOWDID HE FORCE YOU?

WHAT DID HE USE TO FORCE YOU? [LAUGHTER]

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