Beyoncé, Solange, and Jay Z are ready to move on. The family is speaking out for the first time since video surfaced of Solange attacking Jay Z.
On Monday, TMZ released the surveillance footage, which shows Solange striking her brother-in-law in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York following the Met Gala last week. After mounting speculation, the Carters-Knowles have released a joint statement to the AP addressing the incident.
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 statement continues, “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.”
The Standard Hotel has fired the employee responsible for leaking the three-minute video, which was reportedly sold to TMZ for $250,000.