Robert Longfellow

Jay Z & Solange Fight Footage Sold For $250K


We figured that whoever sold TMZ the footage of Solange trying to go Ong-Bak on Jay Z made a pretty penny, but not this much. According to reports, after being shopped for five days, the black and white video sold for a cool $250,000.

The elevator where it all went down was at the Standard Hotel, and needless to say they are taking the security violation seriously.

Reports the New York Post:

Meanwhile, bosses at The Standard were desperately trying to track down who leaked the surveillance tape to TMZ for up to $250,000.

“This was being shopped for five days to the highest bidder,” said a source who confirmed the tape was sold for $250,000. The Standard has hired Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, who is investigating who shopped the tape. “There are only a handful of people who’d have access to that tape,” our source said. “The Standard owns that tape.” But, “Once it was out, Jay Z’s people felt they couldn’t control it. They were reluctant to try and publicly fight this.”

We’re guessing that it was a security guard and he or she probably quit or got a new gig. Or he or she is sticking with the gig until the heat dies down.

Meanwhile, Jay Z and Solange were spotted shopping for jewelry. So there’s that.

Photo: TMZ

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  • Rashida

    Sad… a straight up breach of privacy… some things are not meant for everyone. No one is perfect, family get into it and fight, my siblings and I fight all the time but we are family and we work it out. It was a terrible thing to do!

    • maybe I’m wrong

      Funny how people have empathy for people who wouldn’t spit on them if they were on fire. I’m happy the security guard or who ever sold the tape got a nice little pay day. Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Solange… Total net worth about a billion… will be okay. Score one for the little guy.

  • You’renotme

    Hell I thought they got more but they really got broke off!!!


    I would have quit the next day anyway

  • Ayisha

    They gonna fine out


    What happened was, Jay-Z farted on the elevator and it was a, “Silent But Deadly”. Solange asked, “Who farted on the elevator”! and Jay-Z responded, “Who ever spelt it dealt it”! After that, Solange went HAM! By the way, for those of you who are wondering why Beyonce didn’t move or intervene, it’s because she was stunned by the smell. Note: SILENT BUT DEADLIES ARE NO JOKE! AND CAN BE FATAL!

  • Jay Lamont

    OH, MY

  • tammy

    Wish i could have sold it

  • DK

    So they got more than Mimi and Nikko? Lol

  • bigdawgman

    I hope the fool doesn’t drive up in a new Benz….

    • Wuluwulu

      You know it, if they start wearing flashy clothes and driving high end vehicles all of a sudden they will know who did it. This was better than a lottery ticket, the money was sure and easy. I can’t knock that security guard one bit.

  • Wuluwulu

    Now security will be scouring elevators for footage to sell.

  • This HOV camp better realize that everybody is not a stan and everybody does not care about who you are. Show me the money. Nice that they got a good payoff.

  • White people are the edomites

    Solange is so classless for what she did…why are you acting like a ghett0 violent h00drat at an upscale event.

  • Edwin

    So now the world and IRS knows he received $250,000. So here’s the outcome half will go to Taxes, as of today he was fired. The Hotel is now taking him to court for illegally selling a copy of the tape that belongs to them which he will be sued and be responsible for not only his court cost but also there’s as well. So now ask yourself was it worth it. He was fired will be sued and criminal charges will be pursued by the Hotel and IRS will want him to report his payment from TMZ. My Estimate he is not WINNING.

  • Niecy51

    Good for them..Shinning stars- not Shinning now..Unhappy for the dirty laundry to come put..Not so perfect now