Jay-Z, Knowles sisters ‘work through differences’ after fight video

2014-05-16 08:25

New York – Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange say “families have problems and we’re no different” after a video leaked of Beyoncé’s sister attacking the rap mogul in a hotel elevator.

In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press yesterday, the trio said they have worked through their differences and moved on since a video emerged this week showing Solange kicking Jay-Z as Beyoncé looked on.

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5, 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 apologised to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

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It was the first comment the performers had made since the website TMZ posted the three-minute video on Monday, saying it was shot last week inside the Standard Hotel in New York.

The video, which does not have audio, appears to show Solange attacking Jay-Z in Beyoncé’s presence; a security guard intervenes. The footage shows the performers in the outfits they wore to the Met Gala.

“The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behaviour 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 hotel said on Wednesday that it had fired the person who recorded the video.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z married in 2008.

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