Answered at Quora in response to: Why did Solange Knowles attack Jay-Z?
“YOU are the reason we had to sign that thing in the first place!” * Oh the irony.
BOOMBOOM ROOM | PX This.
Yeah so, I asked around last night because along with what seems like the rest of the wooorld, I too was dying to know what went down in that elevator.
Firstly, you should know that the staffers of The Standard Highline are in serious trouble. Jay Z is pissed, and rightfully so. If the person who stole that footage (it was filmed with a smartphone from off the security monitor; it is not the digital footage from the elevator camera itself) isn’t uncovered, everybody with even the most remote access to that surveillance room is in danger of losing their jobs. And even if the perpetrator is caught, the hotel still faces some very dire consequences from an ultra-famous and powerful celebrity as a result of that video having been misappropriated.
Secondly, you should know that even though what follows comes either directly or indirectly from the people who were there that night at the 18th floor lounge (aka the “Boom Boom”), it is all still ENTIRELY SPECULATIVE. Nobody in that room was close enough to Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange to hear what was said, and there is no audio recording inside the lounge nor the elevator.
Apparently, Solange arrived that night in good spirits (she has visited Boom Boom several times prior, is well-liked by the personnel, and even hosted a party of her own last year at adjacent 18th floor nightclub Le Bain). She seemed to be having a fine time and was indeed drinking. She “may have been tipsy” but “far from drunk,” and certainly “not creating a scene or anything like that.”