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Did Someone at The Standard Hotel Sell The Surveillance Footage of Solange Attacking Jay-Z?

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May 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

Celebrities are just like us! Their sisters try to beat up their husbands in hotel elevators!

Just when we thought Beyonce and Jay-Z had the most amazing drunk in love sort of fabulous life, comes this surveillance footage of B's sister, Solange, hitting and kicking Jay-Z in the elevator at The Standard High Line Hotel after the glamorous Met Gala last week while Beyonce stands by.

Who knows what set Solange off but what has set us off is that it looks like someone at The Standard Hotel decided to sell this footage to TMZ. Um, aren't hotels supposed to protect their guests' privacy? Especially those of such high-profile guests like Beyonce and Jay-Z? Fun fact: Beyonce shot one of her recent music videos at the hotel last year.

Of course, it would be different if a crime was committed in the elevator and the police released the footage to help with the investigation but we don't think smacking your brother-in-law is punishable by law (we could be wrong!)

Another possibility is that The Standard Hotel contracted their security and surveillance out to another company and then someone inside that company sold the footage. Either way, hotelier Andre Balazs may want to reconsider the surveillance team at his hotels, lest his celebrity clientele decide to go somewhere more discreet. In the meantime, we hope Bey, Jay and Solange can work it out.

[Photo: The Standard Hotel/Facebook]

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