A surveillance video has emerged, appearing to show Jay Z being attacked by Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, in a hotel elevator after last week’s Met Gala in New York. The video was published online by TMZ.
The video allegedly shows Solange physically lashing out at Jay Z while his wife, Beyoncé, stands by. The trio were reportedly leaving a party at the Standard hotel after the Met ball in New York City.
The three-and-a-half minute video has no sound but appears to show a woman, thought to be Beyoncé, entering the elevator, followed by her sister, her husband and a large second man, who is allegedly a bodyguard.
After the elevator door closes, the woman who is supposedly Solange lashes out at Jay Z, hitting and kicking him. The rapper deflects the attack before the large man pulls Solange away, encasing her in a bear hug, from which she momentarily escapes to take one last kick at her brother-in-law.
The Standard Hotel in New York issued a statement saying they were “shocked and disappointed” that the video was leaked to TMZ. “We are investigating with the utmost urgency the circumstances surrounding the situation and, as is our customary practice, will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity,” the hotel added.
Watch: Jay Z Attacked by Beyonce’s Sister Solange (via TMZ)
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— Q. (@ROB_NICH) May 12, 2014
what if Beyoncé was the one who wanted to fight, but was using a surrogate
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