Whoopi Goldberg: Jay Z Had the Right to Hit Solange Knowles Back (Video)

“The View” star says men should be able to hit women back in a fight

Whoopi Goldberg thinks Jay Z had the right to smack Solange Knowles back.

“The View” co-host debated Tuesday over what caused Beyonce’s sister to lash out violently at the hip-hop star in a surveillance tape obtained by TMZ. While the discussion focused mainly on Beyonce’s inaction in the fracas, Goldberg provocatively suggested Jay Z could’ve hit her back.

See video: Jay-Z Gets Smacked Down by Solange Knowles in an Elevator 

“I think Solange was ready for him to do whatever he was going to do,” Goldberg 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.”

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Barbara Walters questioned Goldberg about whether that would still be the case if the gender roles were reversed.

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

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