Jay Z and Solange Knowles: ‘We’re putting the elevator attack behind us and moving on as a family’

The Knowles clan have released a statement after Solange was filmed getting in an altercation with sister Beyonce's husband Jay Z in an elevator


by Emmeline Saunders |
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Jay Z, Solange Knowles and Beyonce have finally broken their silence on that shocking Met Gala elevator attack and released a joint statement saying they are moving on as a family.

Ten days after the vicious incident, in which grainy footage showing Solange launching herself at Jay as a bodyguard tried to hold her back, the three have explained that Jay and Solange have "apologised to each other" and both take responsibility for what happened.

Interestingly, the statement doesn't go into why Solange lashed out so violently – although it does deny rumours she was drunk or had acted erratically in the evening leading up to that fateful elevator ride.

The statement goes 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 apologised to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.

The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behaviour 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."

From the pronouns used it sounds very much like Beyonce is taking the lead on sorting things out between her husband and sister, though we're still no closer to finding out what their argument was about.

Earlier today Solange added two pictures of herself with Beyoncé from their childhood, having deleted all of the snaps of her elder sister from her Instagram on Tuesday, leading to speculation that the two were patching things up.


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