The video reportedly shows Solange, Jay Z and Beyonce entering the elevator, then Solange begins assaulting Jay Z by kicking and punching at him while in the elevator at the Standard Hotel where a Met Gala after party was held. A large man who may be a bodyguard attempts to hold Solange back from continuing her attack on Jay Z, though she still is able to hit the rapper several times. In order to protect himself from a kick, he grabs her foot; other than that, Jay Z does not attempt to make physical contact with Solange.
While this is going on, Beyonce keeps back and away from the fight. TMZ noted that it seems like the bodyguard wanted to keep the fight away from the eyes of those not involved:
When you look closely, you see the bodyguard hit the emergency stop switch on the 12th floor — mid fight — presumably to keep the fight private.
As of yet, it is unclear what prompted the fight between Solange and Jay Z nor if the former was intoxicated, but it is safe to say that whatever it was, it’s not okay for her to begin trying to hit him, particularly in such a terrifyingly aggressive manner. We will be sure to keep this story up to date as more information comes in.