Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange broke the silence after the infamous accident in the elevator after Met Gala party in New York last Monday. The trio issued a joined statement saying they have worked trough their differences and moved on since the 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 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.”
The statement, however, doesn’t highlight the reasons for the attack, although one source claims that Solange had become drunk and “belligerent” at the Met Gala after-party and was “like a pressure cooker waiting to explode”.
An insider said: “Solange had been enjoying the night and was quick to take up on the hospitality that was on offer. Early on in the night she was dancing like a crazy person and it was clear drink was having an effect.”
However, the family dismissed the allegations about Solange’s condition saying, “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.”
Another insider told the NY Daily News, Solange was offended by the way designer Rachel Roy was behaving around 44-year-old Jay Z, saying she was getting “too close,” as a result Beyoncé’s younger sibling took her feelings out on him.
“Rachel is a little too close to Jay Z,” a source told The News. “Solange doesn’t like it, and Beyoncé doesn’t like it.”
Sources told PageSix that while Solange was reportedly ‘provoked’ during an outburst with designer Rachel Roy before getting in the elevator, the singer was dealing with a number of emotional and financial problems that came to a head at that moment.
“She used to be on (Jay Z’s) label, but now she isn’t. And she moved to New Orleans from Brooklyn with her son. Solange still spends a lot of time in New York, but she is further away from her family, which has created some issues,” a source told the paper.
Meanwhile, the Standard Hotel says it has identified and fired the worker responsible for leaking the shocking video. In a statement, hotel officials said they were “pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z, who were married in 2008, will kick off their co-headlining “On the Run Tour” on June 25 in Miami.