Finally, these three celebrities speak up about the elevator incident on May 5 which showed Solange attacking Jay Z, with Beyoncé near the two as a security guard intervenes, which took place inside the Standard Hotel in New York City. Following the incident, Solange deleted all of her Instagram photos that included Beyoncé.
For the past week, all anyone wanted to know was what could have caused this eruption. The hashtag #WhatJayZSaidToSolange provided some comic relief and helped the time pass. The trio made an official statement to the Associated Press saying “families have problems and we’re no different.”
“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.”
Well. That wasn’t exactly what people were looking for, dancing around the topic. But no one should be surprised a family that doesn’t share much private information responded this way.
The Standard Hotel employee who leaked the video to TMZ for $250,000 has been fired.
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