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Worker who leaked Jay Z ‘lift attack’ video fired by hotel

A hotel where someone recorded security video appearing to show Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z inside an elevator said it had identified and fired the person.

The Standard Hotel in New York said the person had been terminated for “breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video”.

Celebrity website TMZ posted the three-minute video on Monday and said it was shot last week inside a Standard Hotel elevator.


The video appears to show Solange attacking Jay Z in Beyonce’s presence.

A security guard intervenes. The footage shows the performers in the outfits they wore to the Met Gala last week.

Meanwhile, Beyonce remains passive throughout the video which has no audio.

The hotel said after the video was first aired that it was “shocked and disappointed” by the security breach. It said that it will turn over “all available information to criminal authorities.”

Representatives for Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange haven’t commented on the video and didn’t reply to emails sent seeking comment.

Jay Z and Beyonce, who were married in 2008, will kick-off their co-headlining “On the Run Tour” on June 25 in Miami.

Solange recently performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where Beyonce joined her on stage. It is believed that Beyonce and Solange jetted of to Costa Rica for a quick break after an incident.

The famous sisters travelled to Costa Rica on a private plane late last week. According to the reports, Queen Bey and Solange both arrived in Costa Rica last Thursday evening and left again first thing on Saturday morning.

It is believed the pair travelled for former Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland’s wedding, with E! News reporting that Jay Z did not accompany them on the trip.

Jay Z (44) and Beyonce (32) were married in 2008. The pair, who visited Dublin recently, have one child, Blue Ivy.