A shocking new video seemingly showing Solange Knowles going HAM on brother-in-law Jay-Z after a recent New York City event has emerged without very much context.
In the clip above, via TMZ, Solange Knowles is depicted in an elevator at NYC’s The Standard Hotel, whaling on Hova in silence — as recorded by security cameras.
TMZ reports that Solange was captured in a rage, but that the reasons she attacked Jay in the clip remain unclear.
The site reports:
“Jay Z was ferociously assaulted by Beyonce’s sister Solange… who was wildly kicking and swinging at him inside an elevator… and the attack was captured on surveillance video… obtained by TMZ… According to our sources, it all went down at a Met Gala after party last week at the Standard Hotel in NYC. In the video… Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange step into the elevator… and then Solange goes crazy, screaming at Jay before unleashing a violent attack.”
The site adds that not only did Solange Knowles appear to attack Hovito… the Knowles and Carter family’s guards look as if they’re deliberately attempting to keep the kerfuffle under wraps:
“And this is interesting. When you look closely, you see the bodyguard hit the emergency stop switch on the 12th floor — mid fight — presumably to keep the fight private.”
Without background on why Solange may have lashed out at Jay, commenters are speculating and opining on relations between Beyonce’s family and the rapper. One said:
“Well, let’s be real: we all knew Solange was the most ratchet member of that family, didn’t we… Did TMZ [miss] all the spitting she did toward Hova? And what’s up with Beyonce not even trying to calm her sis down? Was Sean suppose to CLOCK her to make her simmer down!?”
Others observe that while the less famous Knowles is attempting a KO on Jay, Bey stands by:
Given Beyonce’s lack of intervention in the clip, many internet commenters are also suggesting that the reason for the sudden and violent actions of Solange may be protective of her sister — guessing that the attack was spurred on by something Jay had possibly done or said. If that was the case, it would also explain why he seems to calmly refuse to react during the brief incident.
The full Solange Knowles surveillance footage clip is available above. Reps for neither party have yet addressed the newly leaked footage.
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