New York, NY — Jay-Z, wife Beyonce, and sister-in-law Solange have all released an exclusive statement to The Associated Press saying that they have worked through their differences and moved on. Their statement was in regard to the recent 3-minute video that emerged on TMZ, showing Solange and Jay-Z engaged in a physical fight as Beyonce looked on.
“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.”
This was the first comment issued by the family since the incident occurred in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City. The hotel itself also issued a statement apologizing that the footage was released, and saying that the hotel employee that sold the recording has been fired. He reportedly had been paid $250,000 by TMZ for the footage.