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Beyonce's sister Solange violently attacks JAY Z in an elevator

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All may appear peachy in the land of the Carters, but with every perfect couple, there remain some undisclosed hitches in the relationship. As we have recently learned from Coldplay’s lead-man Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling, celebrity couples are biting the dust more than ever, especially those who seem happier in the eyes of the public. Take JAY Z and Beyonce for an example. The couple has been together for 11 years, and not for once has the power couple been faced with nagging split rumors, or cheating scandals since they’ve been together. And not that it would change currently, but today, their respective PR teams sure have a lot of cleaning up to do.

TMZ has obtained exclusive surveillance camera footage of Beyonce’s sister, Solange, violently attacking JAY Z in an elevator shortly after a Met Gala after-party. It is unclear what exact words were exchanged prior to the attack, or even as the melee was occurring (where’s the audio when you need it, right?), but whatever was said or done before entering the elevator, it sure sent Hov’s sister-in-law into pure cray status, as she is seen landing a few haymakers and karate kicks before being restrained by a bodyguard. Beyonce intervened later on in the fight, and it was also rumored that she and Solange got into the same limo, leaving JAY Z behind in a separate limo. Uh, what can be going on with the Carters?

UPDATE: The Standard Hotel, which was the place of the altercation, has issued this statement to The Grio:

“We are shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system and the confidentiality that we count on providing our guests. 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.”

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