Video appears to show Solange Knowles having an altercation with Jay Z
His wife, Beyonce Knowles, stands in the corner of the elevator and watches
It's unclear what caused the fight
Standard Hotel says it will turn over its information to authorities
The hotel where Jay Z had an alleged altercation with Beyonce’s sister says it has fired the person who leaked the tape to the media.
“The Standard has identified the individual responsible for breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video released by TMZ,” said Brian Phillips, a spokesman for the hotel.
“The Standard has already terminated the individual and will now be pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies.”
In the statement, Phillips said the hotel will turn over its information to authorities.
In what the site says is surveillance video from an elevator taken the night of the recent Met Gala in New York, a woman who resembles Solange Knowles enters just before a man who appears to be the rapper. Words seem to be exchanged, and then the woman lunges at and begins striking him before an unidentified man grabs and holds her.
In the video, a woman who resembles Solange Knowles enters just before a man who appears to be the rapper. They appear to exchange words before the woman lunges forward and starts striking him. Another unidentified man grabs and holds her.
A woman who resembles Beyonce calmly stands in the corner of the elevator during most of the altercation.
It is not yet known what caused the fight.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Solange, Jay Z and Beyonce. Solange’s rep is not offering comment.
A representative for The Standard, the hotel where the incident is believed to have occurred, released this statement to HLN:
“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,” it said this week.
Beyonce and Jay Z recently announced their “On the Run” tour, which is scheduled to take them to 16 cities this summer. One fan tweeted, “They better make it to Baltimore first lol” (Baltimore is one of the cities slated for the tour), while another retweeted that and added, “Yo ain’t trying miss the show over no damn solange.”
CNN’s Joan Yeam contributed to this report.