Jay Z is understandably upset that the shocking video of Solange attacking him in a hotel elevator on May 5 has been made public, and now he’s worried that it could ‘tarnish’ his family’s ‘reputation,’ a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
The elevator attack may be over but Jay Z is afraid that the viral footage of Solange Knowles attacking him during a Met Gala after-party at NYC’s Standard Hotel will forever change the way the world views him, Beyonce and the rest of their family — and not for the better. But Jay is not about to let the Standard Hotel get away unscathed — he’s looking into his legal options after the video was leaked to the public, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Jay Z On Fight Video: Why He’s Worried About Solange Knowles Attack Footage
Jay Z considers himself an innocent victim in this whole situation and he’s going to do everything in his power to prevent Solange’s attack from having a negative impact on himself and his loved ones, a source close to the rapper tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Jay Z is not about to sit around and let this video of an internal fight between him and a member of his family tarnish his reputation or the family’s,” the source reveals. “Whatever happened should have remained between them as Solange likely thought she had a more than reasonable expectation of privacy, given that she was at a hotel and in an elevator.”
Jay Z is livid that the video has gone viral, and he is vowing to take revenge on whoever leaked the shocking clip, according to our source. “Hov cannot believe this private moment has now been made public because of someone who was looking to make a quick buck. Now he is out for blood and will have the last laugh in this matter” — even if it means taking the Standard Hotel to court!
Solange Knowles Hits Jay Z In Extended Video: Fight Gets Purse-onal
On May 12, TMZ released the shocking clip of Solange kicking and punching Jay Z, and then followed up with a full, three-and-a-half-minute-long version of the attack video.
The newly released footage, which was recorded by a surveillance camera in a Standard Hotel elevator, shows Solange viciously smacking Jay with her purse as the contents spill out onto the floor.
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to both Solange and Jay’s reps. Stay tuned for more details on this shocking story.
— Written by Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Eric Ray