TMZ leaked footage of Jay Z and Solange Knowles fighting in a Standard Hotel elevator while her sister Beyoncé timidly stood in the corner, and the New York City hotel is not happy about it. The Twitterverse practically erupted after the footage of the in-laws’ altercation was uncovered as the couple experiences what could be one of the worst Mondays in their marriage.
In a statement to USA Today, the Standard Hotel, in the trendy Meatpacking Distrct of Manhattan, stated: "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.” The statement, which was first reported by theGrio.com, continues, “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.”
A second video was released that shows Solange’s attack on Jay Z lasted for more than three and half minutes. That’s one long elevator ride. Even though there isn’t any audio, Beyoncé’s scrappy little sister appears to berate HOV and then physically attacks the rapper. Many joked that Solange just became one of his “99 Problems,” or possibly number 100.
No one involved in the family feud has directly responded to the May 5 outburst, which happened after the Met Gala, but Beyoncé did take a screenshot of a prayer and posted it to Instagram on May 7.
“Lord, I lift up every one of my relationships to You and ask You to bless them. I pray that each one would be glorifying to You. Help me to choose my friends wisely I won’t be led astray,” the prayer reads. “Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence. I release all my relationships to You and pray that Your will be done in each of them.”
The “Drunk in Love” singer has more than 12 million IG followers, so it appears she was trying to make some kind of statement, even if she wasn’t frank about why she posted the prayer. The screenshot attracted more than 325,000 likes and garnered hundreds of comments.
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