On May 12, a shocking surveillance video of Solange Knowles hitting Jay Z spread on the internet like wildfire. Reports say that the video was taken in an elevator as the couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, along with Beyonce’s sister Solange, were leaving the Standard Hotel in New York City after attending the Met Gala after-party.
The surveillance video showed Solange kicking and punching Jay Z. Although there was no sound on the video, Solange’s actions were enough to show that she was furious with her brother-in-law. A bodyguard was also present in the elevator. He was trying to stop Solange from attacking Jay Z, but the 27-year-old singer could not be stopped. In the surveillance video, the bodyguard can be seen pushing the emergency switch to keep the incident private.
The couple stayed calm throughout the incident, and there were even snapshots of the three as they got out of the elevator.
A day after the surveillance video leaked, Solange removed all the pictures she had of Beyonce on her social media accounts except for one wherein she and Beyonce were posing together with Melina Matsoukas, a music video editor.
The reason behind the attack is still not clear, but there are speculations that Solange’s temper is caused by her drug problems. Just last year, Solange cancelled the remainder of her tour in Europe due to problems with her “mental and physical health.”
Beyonce's apparent response to incident via Instagram
A source told US Weekly that it is not the first time Solange flipped out. The source also said that Solange is a nice and sweet person, but small things tend to set her off. “That’s why Bey and Jay were so calm. They are used to this from Solange. It has definitely happened before,” the source stated.
After the Standard Hotel elevator incident, Solange and Beyonce left in one car, while Jay Z got into a separate vehicle.
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