What sparked Jay Z elevator assault? - New York News

What sparked Jay Z elevator assault?

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Days after surveillance video emerged of rap mogul Jay Z being assaulted by his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, there are reports the younger sibling of superstar Beyonce had been struggling with family and career issues.

Knowles, who was dropped by Jay Z's label last year and started her own, was "prone to outbursts" and didn't like a comment Jay Z had made, reported the NY Post.

Celebrity and entertainment website TMZ posted video Monday of Beyonce's sister attacking the rap star inside an elevator.

Knowles walked into the elevator with Jay Z, and seconds later, was seen wildly punching, swinging and kicking her brother-in-law as Beyonce looked on.

On Wednesday, Beyonce posted several photos with her sister to the photo sharing site Instagram where the pair is seen in happier times. Earlier this week, several media outlets reported the younger sister had taken down all but one photo of Beyonce from her own Instagram account.

TMZ reported the incident occurred at the Standard Hotel in Manhattan after the Met Costume Institute Gala on May 5.

The Standard Hotel says it is investigating the leak of the 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."

The video was reportedly shopped around and eventually sold for $250K, reported the Post.

Jay Z appears to be wearing a white tuxedo which he was wearing on the red carpet with Beyonce at the event. A woman in the corner of the elevator watching the drama unfold appears to be Beyonce.

In the surveillance footage obtained by TMZ, Jay Z does not hit back as a body guard intervened.  Knowles lands several kicks on the rap star who grabs her foot. 

There is no audio with the video posted online.

The website reports Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange left the hotel together, but the sisters got into one vehicle and Jay Z took off in another.

The hotel says the leaked video violates the confidentiality it provides customers. It says it "will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity."

Representatives for Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange didn't immediately comment to the Associated Press.
  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Mayor, family move into Gracie Mansion

    Mayor, family move into Gracie Mansion

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:51:30 GMT
    It's home, sweet new home for Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family. The mayor, his wife and two children spent their first night in Gracie Mansion on Sunday. The De Blasios returned from a vacation in Italy Sunday afternoon.
    It's home, sweet new home for Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family. The mayor, his wife and two children spent their first night in Gracie Mansion on Sunday. The De Blasios returned from a vacation in Italy Sunday afternoon. De Blasio had spent some time debating whether to move out of his family's home in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, but the family ultimately decided to make the shift.
  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:01:40 GMT
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
  • 5th annual MMA World Expo at Javits Center

    5th annual MMA World Expo at Javits Center

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:30:06 GMT
    Mixed Martial Arts enthusiasts gathered in the Big Apple for the 5th annual MMA World Expo. Only amateurs were allowed to compete at the event because New York continues to grapple with whether to make the sport legal in the state.
    Mixed Martial Arts enthusiasts gathered in the Big Apple for the 5th annual MMA World Expo. Only amateurs were allowed to compete at the event because New York continues to grapple with whether to make the sport legal in the state.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices