The elevator smackdown seen around the world finally has an explanation — and no, the audio tape was not required. Earlier this week marked the release of a security video — dated on the night of the 2014 Met Gala on May 5 — that captured Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, allegedly attacking Jay Z, thus shattering hearts and dreams simultaneously.

What followed were countless theories and even a trending hashtag (#WhatJaySaidToSolange). But it turns out the culprit behind Solange’s meltdown may be fashion designer, Rachel Roy. Oh, no she didn’t!

At the gala, Rachel was being flirtatious with Jay," a source exclusively explains to E! News. "Once everyone was at the Boom Boom Room for the after-party, her flirtations were elevated." But wait guys, there’s more. Queen Bey herself is said to have spoken to Rachel (more like Rachel Coy) about her flirtatious advances with Jay prior to the infamous elevator fight.

"Beyoncé approached Rachel to let her know the behavior was disrespectful and she wanted her out of their lives for good. Solange came over to have her sister's back, and things got heated with her and Rachel,” the source adds.

“Jay said some disrespectful things to Beyoncé and Solange as the confrontation was going down. That's why all hell broke loose in the elevator and why Beyoncé just stood back and let Solange hit Jay." We. Can’t. Handle. It.

For a quick recap, Rachel is actually pretty close to the Knowleses. Not only did Solange wear a Rachel Roy dress for the 2012 Met Gala, but Rachel was previously married to Jay’s business partner, Damon Dash.

The couple has since divorced, and although Rachel hasn’t made any formal comments regarding the situation, her ex recently took to Instagram to share a photo of Solange with the caption, “I am actually impressed with her independent spirit... She seems like a fighter.”

On top of that, the days following the release of the elevator video were scenes straight out of a soap opera. Not only did Solange delete traces of her older sister from her personal Instagram, but Bey was looked to have lasered off a Jay Z-related tattoo on her ring finger. Meanwhile, the employee responsible for the video leak was fired. So many feelings, you guys!

Now, excuse us while we process this news by listening to Bey’s hit ballad, “Resentment” on repeat.

Do you think Rachel Roy is the real reason this whole ordeal went down? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: E! News