- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 15, 2014

It’s the video everyone’s talking about: Beyonce’s little sister violently attacking famed rapper Jay Z, with the “Partition” singer by his side, in a ritzy hotel elevator.

The video sparked a wave of speculation as to why Solange Knowles began the assault on her sister’s husband on May 5, the night of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York.

The ladies of ABC’s “The View” were no exception, volleying different scenarios back and forth as to what may have started the fight.

Then, Whoopi Goldberg chimed in, arguing that even though Jay Z didn’t hit Miss Knowles back, he had every right to do so, The Root reported.

“I think Solange was quite ready for him to do whatever he was going to do,” she said. “This is the thing: If anybody hits you, you have the right — I know that many people are raised in a very different way — but if a woman hits you, to me, you have the right to hit her back.”

Barbara Walters asked, incredulously, if Miss Goldberg indeed meant a man had the right to hit a woman.

“If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back. Every right,” Miss Goldberg repeated.

As Miss Goldberg’s mic began to fade to Sherri Shepherd, she appears to shrug her shoulders and say, “It’s terrible, I know,” to Miss Walters, receiving laughter from the audience.

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