After a week of speculation, Beyoncé, Jay Z and Solange are ready to move on with their lives after video footage was released showing Solange violently attacking Jay Z inside an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City.
“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,” read the statement released to the Associated Press. “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 three-minute video, released by TMZ, showed Solange attacking Jay Z as Beyoncé stood by and fixed her dress. A bodyguard attempted to intervene, but the fight eventually diffused itself.
The statement also went on to refute stories of Solange possibly being intoxicated.
“The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false,” the statement continued. “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 person responsible for leaking the video for “breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video.”
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