The Associated Press has the scoop on the first public statement from Beyoncé and Jay Z after this week’s TMZ leaking of a video in which Bey’s sister Solange appears to attack Jay in the elevator of the Standard Hotel in New York City. It’s rare for B and J to publicly address a private issue, though the statement is characteristically vague about what actually happened. In an exclusive statement to the AP, the Knowles-Carters said:
“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.”