After the release of a surveillance video showing Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law Jay Z while Beyonce just stands COMPLETELY still in an elevator, The Standard hotel has announced it has found the viral video hitmaker—aka the employee who sold the video to TMZ for a rumored $250,000.
Page Six reported yesterday that the video was being shopped around to various outlets for around $250,000. A source said, "There are only a handful of people who’d have access to that tape. The Standard owns that tape." And Us Weekly was told by a Standard staffer, "The video was recorded on a cell phone from the monitors in the back room."
The Standard said it fired the employee for "breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video."
Some sources claim that Solange was drunk when she raged at Jay Z, apparently because he was going to a Met Gala after-party thrown by Rihanna without Beyonce (or Solange). Further, Solange was allegedly upset that fashion designer Rachel Roy was getting "close" to her brother-in-law.
However, The Daily Show's Senior Beyonce Correspondent Jessica Williams thinks the video was staged, "That so-called security cam footage is nothing but another brilliant Queen Bey marketing campaign... Didn't you notice anything weird about that video ... Something weird about Beyoncé? She's standing still."
Williams pointed out, "This is Beyoncé. It doesn't matter what she's wearing, Beyoncé is never not moving. The woman is pure kinetic energy personified. If that elevator video were real, she'd be all up in it, arms waving, feet flying, fists pumping, booty bumping. She'd be like a Ninja Turtle meets a Rockette."
Thankfully, it seems the two sisters are mending fences, if Solange's Instagram is any guide: