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Whoopi Goldberg says Jay-Z had the right to hit Solange

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May 14, 2014. Actress Whoopi Goldberg arrives for "A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception" in New York. (Reuters)

Well, it's called "The View" for a reason. 

The ladies on talk show weighed in on the alleged fracas between Jay-Z and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles and Whoopi Goldberg voiced a controversial opinion about physical violence between men and women. 

In a clip from Tuesday's episode that has since been making the rounds on various blogs, Goldberg suggested that a video that allegedly showed Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles violently attacking Jay-Z should have played out differently. 

“I think Solange was quite ready for him to do whatever he was going to do,” the 58-year-old performer said. “This is the thing: If anybody hits you, you have the right – I know that many people are raised in a different way – but if a woman hits you, to me, you have the right to hit her back.”

Barbara Walters then inquired if Goldberg believed that even if it was OK for a man to hit a woman. Goldberg replied, “If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back.”

In the leaked tape which takes place in an elevator at the Standard Hotel, a woman, reportedly Solange, repeatedly lunges and attempts to kick a man who is said to be Jay-Z. He refuses to engage and only tries to deflect her blows and kicks.