Beyonce, Jay-Z And Solange Knowles Release Statement On Lift 'Attack' Incident

16 May 2014, 08:03

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The trio have commented for the first time on the incident which saw Solange attacking Jay-Z in a lift.

Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange Knowles have released a joint statement saying they have "moved forward as a united family", in the wake of video footage that emerged of them involved in an altercation this week.

At the start of the week a video was leaked through TMZ which appeared to show Solange attacking the '99 Problems' rapper in a lift at the Standard Hotel in New York City, and the three stars have now commented publicly on the incident for the first time.

"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," the trio said in a statement released to the AP today (16th May).

"But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it," they explained. "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," the statement reads. "They both have apologised to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.

"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 three have not revealed what led to the altercation between Jay-Z and Solange Knowles.

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