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Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange Release Statement

The typically tightlipped couple has broken their silence on the post-MET Gala elevator incident

by #teamEBONY, May 15, 2014

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(left) Jay Z and Beyonce

In an exclusive statement to the Associated Press, Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange say they are "moving on" after footage that appears to show Solange physically attacking her brother-in-law after the MET Gala was leaked earlier this week.

"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 video was made public by TMZ on Monday and led to rampant speculation about what had transpired between the family members. The statement does not answer those questions, but does address the rumors that Solange had been drunk and disorderly prior to the video being recorded.

"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."

Read it at Associated Press.


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