Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange Issue Statement on Elevator Fight That Shook the World

Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange Issue Statement on Elevator Fight That Shook the World

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Statement calls fight a “private matter”

Beyonce, Jay Z, and Solange Knowles have released a joint statement to the Associated Press on the elevator fight that shook the world this week.

“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 read.

See video: Jay Z Gets Smacked Down by Solange Knowles in an Elevator 

The family said that both Jay Z and Solange — who apparently attacked her brother-in-law verbally and physically in an elevator at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala — played a role in the altercation, and both have apologized.

They also denied that Solange was drunk or displayed any “erratic behavior” that night and said the dustup was a family problem like any family has.

Also read: 6 Craziest Jay Z-Solange Knowles Fight Theories: From a Family Feud to a Fateful Fart

“The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false,” the statement read. “At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different.”

The Standard Hotel said Wednesday that it fired the employee who took the video and leaked it to TMZ, and it will pursue civil and legal recourse against that person as well.

Read the full statement here:

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 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.

In case you missed it, here is the video of that elevator fight: