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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Jay Z ‘attacked’ by Solange Knowles: Shocking footage shows Beyonce’s sister wildly kicking rapper in a lift

Published 12/05/2014 | 18:27

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Video footage showing Jay Z being furiously assaulted by Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, in a lift in New York has emerged.

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The attack, which appears from the tape to depict the singer kicking and lashing out at her 44-year-old brother-in-law as her older sister watches on, was captured by surveillance from the elevator in the Standard Hotel in New York.

Solange (27) can also be seen being forcibly restrained by a body guard, as the father of her two-year old niece, Blue Ivy, attempts to hold onto her foot to stop her from lashing out.

The body guard then appears to hit the emergency lift button when they arrive at the twelfth floor.

According to TMZ, who obtained the footage, the three then exited the building. Beyoncé (32) and Solange got into one vehicle, while Jay Z was escorted into another by security.

The trio were believed to have been attending an afterparty for the 2014 Met Gala Ball last week.

As of yet, it is unclear what exactly triggered the reaction.

A spokesperson for Beyoncé declined to comment on the rumours, while spokespeople for Solange and Jay Z are yet to respond to The Independent’s request.

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Just a few days after the alleged attack, Beyonce and her hubby Jay Z were snapped at a basketball game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The power couple was all smiles and even posted a few photos of their night on Instagram.

Also posted on Instagram back on May 7 was a prayer from the ‘Single Ladies’ singer that some media sources believe refers to the elevator brawl.

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The New York boutique hotel said it was investigating how the recording of the security video was leaked.

The hotel promised to prosecute whoever was behind the recording, calling it a breach of security and guest confidentiality.

"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 said in a statement without naming Jay Z, Beyonce or Solange Knowles.

The Standard Hotel, which has locations in Los Angeles and Miami Beach, Florida, is controlled by hotelier Andre Balazs' Standard International management company.

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