We all knew that whoever handed this tape over to TMZ made all the money, but now we have some cold hard figures to back that up. Or at least we have figures provided by “a source” to the New York Post.
According to this unnamed person, the video was shopped around for five days before the highest bid of $250,000 came in from TMZ. We actually thought it might have been a little more, but maybe the secret seller didn’t know they had a goldmine on their hands.
“There are only a handful of people who’d have access to that tape,” the Post quotes their source. “The Standard owns that tape.” The source goes on to say that Jay Z and his people were reluctant to fight it once the tape got out. Once it’s out, it’s out. And the only response we’ve gotten from any of the people involved has been on social media.
The hotel has hired a Hollywood lawyer, Marty Singer, to handle the investigation, the paper says. Jay Z, Solange, nor The Standard responded to inquiries from the Post.
The Post also tosses its theory about what prompted the outburst onto the heap of other propositions. The paper says it has a source who says Solange was drunk and has been coping with no longer being on the Roc Nation label and a move to New Orleans that has put a lot of distance between her and her family.
[h/t Hip Hop Wired]