Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange Issue Statement Following Elevator Attack Video
Published May 15, 2014Earlier this week, security camera footage of Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z leaked online. Now, the family have issued a statement about the incident, which occurred on May 5 following a Met Gala after-party.
The statement to the Associated Press doesn't reveal what sparked the "unfortunate incident," saying only that it's a "private matter." It does explain, however, that Solange and Jay acknowledge their role in the dispute and "both have apologized to each other." Reports of Solange's erratic behaviour throughout the night are apparently untrue, and the family have since moved on together.
The statement adds, "At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different." There's no word as to whether this counts as one of Jay Z's 99 problems.
The employee of the Standard Hotel who leaked the footage has apparently been fired.
Read the full joint statement from Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange below:
As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behaviour throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.