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Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange release statement on elevator attack

Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange
Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange
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On May 15 a statement was released regarding the leaked video that shows Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law Jay Z. The trio released a statement exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday.

The public was shocked to see a video of Solange physically attack rapper Jay Z in an elevator. TMZ released a video leaked by an employee of the Standard Hotel in NYC a few days ago. The trio were leaving the Met Gala after Party on May 5 when Solange began to punch and kick Jay Z immediately upon entering the elevator.

The presence of the bodyguard escorting the family to and from the event seems to have been the only reason the situation had not escalated further. Beyonce watched as her husband blocked kicks and punches from her younger sister.

The statement from the Knowles and Carter family states that they have made amends and have moved on from the situation. The public has just made wind of the altercation as the video was leaked only days ago however, the family has had nearly two weeks to deal with and move on from the unfortunate event.

"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," the statement said. "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."

Although details were left out of the statement fans can finally move on from this event and accept the fact that famous families are human just like the rest of us. The Knowles and the Carters seem very private when it comes to their personal life and have the right not to share the details.

"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 video was captured from the hotel security screen via a camera phone and was sold to TMZ. Many Speculate the former hotel worker received as much as $250,000 in exchange for the video however, TMZ has denied this claim.

The Standard Hotel released a statement to NBC News and said they have identified and fired the security worker who leaked the video. The hotel expressed that the actions of the individual was a breach of their security policy as the privacy of their guests is of importance.

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