2016Arsenio Hall files a $5 million defamation suit against Sinead O'Connor after the singer posts a message on Facebook suggesting the comedian was the recently deceased Prince's drug dealer. O'Connor responds to the suit: "I'm more amused than I've ever dreamed a person could be and look forward very much to how hilarious it will be watching him trying to prove me wrong."
2008Country/pop singer Jerry Wallace, known for the 1959 hit "Primrose Lane," dies at age 79 of congestive heart failure.
2008To thank fans for years of support, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) posts the album The Slip for free on his website.
2004Jamaican record producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, who signed Bob Marley & the Wailers to his Studio One label, dies of a heart attack at age 72.
2001Zydeco musician Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, at age 70.
1998Bad Religion release their tenth full-length studio album No Substance.
Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles attacks Jay-Z in an elevator they are all riding after attending the Met Gala at The Standard hotel in New York. The footage, which is leaked on TMZ, shows Jay taking his whooping before a security guard restrains Solange. Beyoncé later mentions the incident in her song "Flawless" when she sings, "sometime s--t go down when there's a billion dollars on an elevator."
Two years before Beyonce implies her husband's infidelity in the title track of her Lemonadealbum, mysterious cracks appear in the foundation of hip-hop's royal family, with sister Solange swinging the hammer. Although no explanation is given to explain the physical altercation with her brother-in-law, Solange garners support from many of Beyoncé's fans, who assume Jay-Z must have been up to no good to elicit such a reaction from Bey's protective little sister. Queen Bey, the picture of repose as Solange kicks and punches at Jay-Z, makes a vague statement through her hit "Flawless," essentially explaining, "sh--t happens."
In a joint statement, the family assures the public: "We love each other and, above all, we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."