Solange Knowles, Jay Z talk continues in social media, TV

Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange Knowles attend the Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange Knowles attend the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Christopher Polk

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Social media, morning shows and other outlets continued responding Tuesday to the viral video showing singer Solange Knowles attacking her brother-in-law, rapper Jay Z, in an elevator last week while an apparent bodyguard restrains her, and her sister, Beyoncé, looks on.

E! News said the term "Solange" earned 1.2 million Twitter mentions, while the video inspired Internet memes including photos of the various parties given humorous captions, and Knowles' face being inserted into images of kickboxers and the like.

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Hoda Kotb on NBC's "Today" said if she had been in such a situation, "The first thing I would do if my sister was either crazy or drunk or out of her mind is jump in between and separate the two and get in the middle of it. You don't want anyone hitting your husband, unless you think your sister has a point."

Talk-show host Wendy Williams said "Solange was probably attacking him over something that he knows he was dead wrong about, and therefore, . . . [Beyoncé] didn't get in the middle."

Satirical websites weighed in as well, with Hollywood & Swine offering a story headlined "Jay Z Worried 'Law & Order: SVU' Will Do Episode Inspired by Sister-in-Law Beating Him Up."

Knowles, 27, deleted almost all of the photos of her 32-year-old sister from her Instagram account Tuesday, according to E! News.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z, 44, put up a united front Monday night, sitting courtside in Brooklyn to watch game 4 of the Nets playoff series against the Miami Heat.

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