Hours after surveillance footage went viral of rapper Jay-Z being beaten up by his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, in an elevator at a Met Gala after party, the hip-hop mogul has told friends and family he is extremely worried that NBC will exploit the assault into an episode of their hit drama, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” According to Jay-Z, his concerns that his embarrassing ordeal might be turned into an episode of “Law & Order: SVU” is based on the fact the longest running procedural on television has recently used Chris Brown’s domestic violence on Rihanna, Woody Allen’s molestation allegations and even the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal for episode storylines.
“I can just see Detectives Rollins and Amaro finding a bloody unconscious rapper in an elevator, but for some reason he won’t tell them who assaulted him,” Jay Z told Hollywood & Swine. “Then later in the episode, Benson will probably get my character to open up by talking about the time she was assaulted, which will lead my character to break down crying and revealing my sister-in-law attacked me.”
Jay-Z also revealed that since TMZ leaked the video of his elevator assault by his sister-in-law, he has lost a tremendous amount of street cred in the hip-hop world. Earlier today, the hologram of Tupac Shakur abruptly cancelled a scheduled performance with him because appearing onstage with Jay-Z would now damage his image.
“I confess, I did look a little scared in that video,” Jay-Z said. “But that’s only because I’m extremely claustrophobic in elevators, not because I’m afraid of a woman.”
In related news, former “Scandal” star Columbus Short admitted he would love to play a Jay-Z inspired character on an episode of “Law & Order: SVU” next season. Short, who was dropped from the hit ABC drama, due to allegations that he threatened and physically assaulted his wife, said it would nice to stretch himself as an actor by playing someone who doesn’t actually hit women.