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Jay Z, Solange and Beyoncé: ‘We Have Moved Forward’

Jay Z and Beyonce at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala.
Evan —Invision/AP Jay Z and Beyonce at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala.

A statement released by the famous family, in the hot seat since security footage leaked of Solange attacking Jay-Z in a hotel elevator, added, "At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different." About 99 problems, most likely

Since video footage of Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z in a hotel elevator surfaced Monday, neither they nor Beyoncé have made a statement about the Met Gala after-party incident — Instagram activity aside — until now.

On Thursday, however, they released this statement to the Associated Press:

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.

Solange is the younger sister of TIME 100 cover star Beyoncé, who married Jay Z in 2008. The Standard Hotel, where the incident occurred, announced Wednesday that it fired the employee who provided TMZ with a three-minute video of elevator security footage.

The statement went on to clear up more rumors about Bey’s sister’s sobriety on the night of the incident:

The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior 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.


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