Beyoncé, Jay Z and Solange Are Finally Speaking Up About What Went On In That Lift

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  • The family issued an official statement about that shocking video, saying they're ready to 'put this behind us'

    If you haven’t seen that video of Solange Knowles seemingly attacking Jay Z in a lift while Beyoncé stands by, then you’ve clearly been avoiding the Internet for the past week. Since Monday, the video has been everywhere, leading to much speculation over what actually went down after the Met Ball.

    Well, now the family is breaking their silence. In a surprising move, they issued a statement about the incident on Thursday night:

    ‘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,’ they said in a statement 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 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.’

    There’s still no word on what actually caused the fight, but we’re guessing they won’t be speaking out about that anytime soon.

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