3pm: This post has been updated to include TMZ’s extended version of the video after the jump.
All is not as well as it seems in Beyoncé’s world. In a surveillance video obtained by TMZ, her sister Solange Knowles is seen punching and kicking Jay Z inside an elevator allegedly at some point after the Met Ball last week. The video, shot from above, shows Jay in his white tux entering the elevator at the Standard Hotel, with Solange getting up in his face and taking swings until she’s pulled away by someone who appears to be a body guard. It looks like Beyoncé is behind Jay and comes to stand between them at some point. It’s clear that the in-laws are exchanging heated words about something, but all the violence on the tape is coming from Solange. Damn, I would love to know what that argument was about. Sigh. Families.
Here’s the extended version of the Solange-attacks-Jay-Z elevator footage, in which you see him pick up her purse off the ground. Beyoncé still stands there the whole time, not getting involved. I’m DYING to know what this fight was about: