Jay Z and Beyonce have issued a statement addressing the surveillance footage of Beyonce’s sister, Solange, punching and kicking Jay in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City. The footage was published by TMZ earlier this week, and set off a firestorm of controversy and speculation regarding what could have possibly triggered Solange’s anger.
While the power couple does not reveal what sparked the fight, the statement says that all involved parties have ‘moved forward.’
Here is the statement below:
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5, 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.”