Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Rumble in the Elevator

2014 CMT Music Awards' Opening Skit Parodies Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles

What happens in the elevator stays in the elevator? Sorry, Luke Bryan. That’s not exactly true. Because, you know, surveillance cameras and the Internet and all that. So we saw what you did in that elevator with Florida Georgia Line on Wednesday night (June 4). And, we loved it.

Bryan and the duo’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley put their own spin/spoof on the infamous elevator fight between Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles and Jay Z that happened after the Met Gala in New York City on May 5.

While the country singers were inside the elevator, the grainy black-and-white image was captured of the three pushing and shoving. Kind of like fighting, but classier than the Knowles/Jay Z attack. (By the way, why was she so mad? It really makes you wish elevator cameras recorded audio.)

But the whole time Bryan, Hubbard and Kelley were going at it, the CMT Music Awards host Kristen Bell waited patiently for her elevator. Once the doors opened, the singers stopped fighting, and Bryan turned to Bell and said, “What happens in the elevator stays in the elevator.”

It was all in jest, of course. Later in the show, Bryan and Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Roll” won the fan-voted award for best collaborative video. In his acceptance speech, Hubbard said, “I want to thank our fans, and I want to thank Luke Bryan for being part of this amazing ride with us and for letting us be a part of his ride.”

The comic clip was part of a video skit poking fun at the fact that Bell had to host this year’s show alone.

Check out the full opening segment from the 2014 CMT Music Awards.
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