Why would Solange Knowles allegedly attack Jay Z? It appears that all isn’t well in Beyonce’s "Drunk in Love" world. A new video has surfaced on May 12 via TMZ.com that shows what appears to be a fight that happened last week after the Met Gala. This so-called “showdown with the in-laws” shows rapper Jay Z and his sister-in-law Solange – sister of Beyonce – having an issue during a Met Gala after-party that the trio may not have known was caught on tape in the elevator, which has now been obtained by TMZ.com.
In this newly released TMZ.com video, Solange, the 27-year-old sister of Beyonce, appears to claw and kick at her brother-in-law Jay Z, who backs into a corner and doesn’t appear to fight back nor hit the woman. The "Halo" singer looks on and doesn’t seem to get involved in the melee, but instead stands off in the corner as Solange seems to have her foot held by Jay Z in order to stop the onslaught of kicks coming his way.
The video of Jay Z being viciously attacked by his wife's sister Solange in New York last Monday is making the rounds and making headlines on plenty of websites reporting the melee. The surveillance camera doesn’t have audio attached to the recording, so the general public doesn’t exactly know why Solange would lash out that wildly at her 44-year-old brother-in-law, however, reports of the younger woman’s reaction to something Jay Z said previously seem to suggest that her reaction was overblown in comparison to the comments made.
The 58-second long video is shocking, and Us Magazine reports that Solange was held back by another man, and that the elevator’s stop button was apparently pressed during the heated elevator exchange as another man held her back at the Standard Hotel in New York City on May 5 during the altercation. No comment has yet been made by Beyonce, Solange or Jay Z regarding the incident.