As far back as the Byzantine Empire chariot-racers, in 532 AD, (and probably since the dawn of man), rival groups and individuals have been feuding. One of the most famous, more recent rivalries was between West Virginia’s Hatfields and Kentucky’s McCoys, begun during the Civil War, and continued through several generations, resulting in many killings and injuries.
Celebrities are not immune to conflict. Let’s hope these scuffling stars can eventually resolve their differences and get together, a la the descendants of the Hatfields and McCoys who organized a joint family reunion in 2000, attended by more than 5000 people.
Jay Z vs. Solange Knowles
A recent altercation was caught on video between Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s sister, and Jay Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel following the Met Gala on May 5. Solange’s temper flared when she hears rumors Jay Z is cheating on her sister. Speculation has him doing one or more of the following: flirting with Rachel Roy, flirting with a restaurant hostess, flirting with rapper, Liv, or partying with Rihanna. Jay Z took the beating in stride.