Jay Z was suddenly attacked by his wife Beyonce’s sister Solange as the trio left the Met Gala after party in New York last Monday.
The video obtained by TMZ shows that the accident happened in an elevator at the Standard Hotel after party for the annual Met Gala, which took place on May 5.
The 58-second clip, shot from a top-down viewpoint, features a female figure, allegedly Solange, kicking and swinging violently, and screaming at a male figure, Jay Z, who remains passive. In the footage, a man who looks to be a bodyguard tries to hold Solange back but she manages to rain blows on the rapper several times, and even hits him with her purse.
BeyoncĂ© seems sanguine throughout, and appears to be trying to calm her sister down.. . at one point she pragmatically removes the long train of her Givenchy Haute Couture dress from the fray.
Then the bodyguard is seen hitting the emergency stop button as the elevator reaches the 12th floor. It further alleges Beyonce was present throughout the attack.
It is not clear just what happened before Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z, but it has speculated that Solange has allegedly been using drugs again, and went off on her brother-in- law over recent cheating accusations, says Hollywood News Daily.
“Solange flipped out over something Jay had said, that she took the wrong way,” a source told Us Weekly of the incident. “She took it too hard or too far. Not sure what it was but she greatly overreacted.”
The publication also claims that the singer first lost her temper with fashion designer Rachel Roy, a close friend of Kim Kardashian. Solange â€śyelledâ€ť at Rachel on the night of the Met Gala afterparty, when Solange was seen attacking her sister’s husband Jay Z.
In a separate video taken by Splash, the three can be seen exiting the elevator and walking past a group of photographers. BeyoncĂ© was seen smiling for cameras while getting into a car with her sister, as Jay Z was directed into a different vehicle.
BeyoncĂ© posted a photo to InstagramÂ days after the incident, a prayer asking for “discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence.” Just a few weeks ago, the trio looked as happy as ever while hanging out at Coachella, and BeyoncĂ© even joined her sister on stage during her performance.
The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video. Asked about the video on Monday by The Associated Press, the hotel issued a statement saying it is “shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system.”
“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 celebrity site posted a longer, three-minute version of the video later Monday. Representatives for BeyoncĂ©, Jay Z and Solange didn’t immediately reply to emails seeking comment.