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Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange release statement regarding elevator incident

15 May 2014, 23:01 | Written by Robby Ritacco

This past weekend, TMZ circulated a video of an angry Solange hitting Jay-Z in an elevator at New York City’s Standard Hotel. Naturally, this created a media typhoon of sorts, but now, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange have issued a statement regarding the issue.

Their statement, issued to the Associated Press, reads as follows:

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.

That likely won’t quell the wild speculations and assumptions as to whatever the root cause may have been, but all the same, by this statement, it apparently boils down to more of a family squabble than an earth-shattering falling out.

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