Standard Hotel investigating security breach following alleged incident between Solange and Jay Z

Representative describes leak as "a clear breach of our security system."

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Representatives for The Standard Hotel in New York have launched an investigation after a video purporting to show singer-songwriter Solange Knowles attacking her brother-in-law Jay-Z in a lift was leaked online yesterday (May 12).

The video has been obtained by TMZ with a report claiming that the fracas happened at the New York establishment at an after-party for the annual Met Gala, which took place on May 5.

Asked about the video by The Associated Press, via Billboard, a spokesperson for the hotel issued a statement saying they are "shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system. The hotel says the leaked video violates the confidentiality it provides customers and that it "will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity".

The video, shot from a top-down viewpoint, shows a female figure striking out a male figure, who remains passive. The female figure is then restrained by a second male. TMZ claims you can see the bodyguard hit the emergency stop button as the elevator reaches the 12th floor. It further alleges Beyoncé was present throughout the attack.

Beyoncé, Solange and Jay Z were later photographed walking out of the hotel together, but Jay Z reportedly went to a different car than the two sisters.

A representative for Jay Z has not yet responded to NME's request for comment.

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