Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange say “families have problems and we’re no different”. Following the release of the shocking elevator video that shows Solange attacking Jay and Beyonce standing by, the family has stayed quiet for days — until now.
In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, the trio said they have worked through their differences and moved on since a video emerged this week showing Solange kicking Jay Z as Beyonce looked on.
Read Solange Knowles & Jay Z’s Statement 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,” the statement said. “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.”
It was the first comment the performers had made since the website TMZ posted the three-minute video on Monday, saying it was shot last week inside the Standard Hotel in New York City. The video, which does not have audio, appears to show Solange attacking Jay Z in Beyonce’s presence; a security guard intervenes. The footage shows the performers in the outfits they wore to the Met Gala.
“The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false,” the statement continued. “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.”
While the family did not explain what caused the fight that took place in a Standard Hotel elevator on May 5, it’s clear that they’re not letting anything tear them apart. However, it is odd that while the three of them released the statement as a family, Beyonce’s name was not mentioned once.
The hotel said Wednesday it had fired the person who recorded the video.
Beyonce and Jay Z were married in 2008.