11:33 AM PT – TMZ has obtained an EXTENDED VERSION of the elevator footage … showing Solange continuing her attack on Jay Z for 2 more minutes.
At one point, Solange even smacks Jay with her purse … spilling the contents all over the floor of the elevator.
Eventually, the group exits the elevator … but not before Solange takes a few last shots.
Jay Z was ferociously assaulted by Beyonce’s sister Solange … who was wildly kicking and swinging at him inside an elevator … and the attack was captured on surveillance video … obtained by TMZ.
According to our sources, it all went down at a Met Gala after party last week at the Standard Hotel in NYC. In the video … Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange step into the elevator … and then Solange goes crazy, screaming at Jay before unleashing a violent attack.
A large man — who appears to be a bodyguard — attempts to hold Solange back, but she manages to connect at least 3 times. At one point Solange throws a kick and Jay grabs her foot, but never attempts to strike her. Beyonce stands by without getting physically involved.
It’s unclear what triggered the fight.
And this is interesting. When you look closely, you see the bodyguard hit the emergency stop switch on the 12th floor — mid fight — presumably to keep the fight private.
All three walked out of the building together — Solange looks pissed — but while Bey and Solange get in one car … security walks Jay to a different one.
what could have happened? That’s very ghetto.. I’m glad it was in the elevator.
at GrandLand.com fans speculate on what could have caused Solange to attack Jay? Read Below.. feel free to ad yours..
Zach Dionne: Jay’s earning a (significantly?) bigger cut on the On the Run super-tour with Beyoncé; this is what happens when Solange finds out. Each time she strikes him, she’s saying the name of a Bey song that’s better than Jay’s entire post–Black Album career. “‘COUNTDOWN’!” “‘FLAWLESS’!!” “MOTHERFUCKING ‘PARTITION’!!!”
Rembert Browne: Solange overheard Wintour and Jay making House of Deréon jokes.
Alex Pappademas: Schism within Freemasonry. Duh.
David Jacoby: Walking in the elevator, she caught Sean frantically pushing the “Door Close” button.
Steven Hyden: I have two theories. The first: The video was staged. While we’re busy talking about this, the shadowy Black Hand that controls human civilization is quietly rounding up the latest group of uncovered dissidents and and swiftly transporting them to a top-secret work camp. The second: Jay was caught sexting with newly single Gwyneth.
Wesley Morris: Whatever “This time it’s personal” means outside ofJaws: The Revenge, this is it. I’m very sorry I had to watch that yet half hoping it’s on her mind when she goes back into the studio.
Emily Yoshida: Jay outbid her for Bey’s custom Stuart Weitzman ankle boots in the Goop charity auction.
Juliet Litman: A few minutes earlier, Solange started telling Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield about how she doesn’t think the U.S. should withdraw troops from the conflict in Vietnam, while Jay Z interjected to cut her off to say that he stands with the president. He has always supported the president. Solange was pissed that he embarrassed her like that, and, no, she does not want to sit outside.
Mark Lisanti: [Jay Z, whispering.] “You know, everyone thinks you’re secretly the more talented one.” [Jay Z, laughing loudly.] Just playing! Bey is so much better. Don’t be crazy. Can you press P1?”
Amos Barshad: Jay accidentally let it slip about that time he and Bey went to Roberta’s with Chris from Grizzly Bear and totally didn’t even invite her.
Bill Simmons: My initial thought: Solange is a huge OKC fan who didn’t appreciate Jay making fun of Scottie Brooks running the same high-post iso play for KD 23 straight times down the stretch of Game 4. But the “Solange saw Jay Z flirting with some floozy, took it personally and unleashed some sisterly justice on him” theory just seems more likely. Either way, I think it’s important to remember in these trying times that New York is still the concrete jungle where dreams are made and where there’s nothing you can’t do — like kicking Jay Z in an elevator.
Solange recently tweeted the reason for the assault.. read tweet below.