Beyoncé, Jay Z, & Solange Speak Out After Attack Video: ‘We’ve Put This Behind Us’

Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Solange

Beyoncé, Solange, and Jay Z are ready to move on. The family is speaking out for the first time since video surfaced of Solange attacking Jay Z.

On Monday, TMZ released the surveillance footage, which shows Solange striking her brother-in-law in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York following the Met Gala last week.

After mounting speculation, the Carters-Knowles have released a joint statement to the AP addressing the incident.

“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 statement continues, “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.”

The Standard Hotel has fired the employee responsible for leaking the three-minute video, which was reportedly sold to TMZ for $250,000.



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46 Comments

  1. JD

    Wasn’t expecting them to address it but I think it’s a smart & classy move. They’re right about every family having their problems. Fair play.

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    angel Reply:

    smart and classy what the hell?! they were acting like animals!

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @angel, Really? Animals? Not even. Big surprise, nobody can be as perfect as they’d like to be, but don’t shame them for one slip up. Bitch, you probably a worldstar vulture.

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    JD Reply:

    @angel, “they”? The fact alone that you used the word they says you don’t know what you’re talking about. The fact that you used the word “animals” is another demonstration of your ignorance.

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    Angel Reply:

    Yes THEY kicking slapping punching and just standing there watching is not classy and very ANIMAL and thats all I need to say on the matter.

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  2. Bane

    Whateva?

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  3. ◘◘◘◘◘◘☻•~•☻◘◘◘◘◘◘

    Here they go trying to be the perfect family again, I’m pretty sure this isn’t the first time this has happened. I know damn well Solange was not drunk! I know she had a reason for doing that to Jay Z, and for Beyonce to stand there and not help her husband, she knows Solange is defending her for something that she saw that was probably at the Met Gala.

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    MVRII Reply:

    @◘◘◘◘◘◘☻•~•☻◘◘◘◘◘◘, Girl shut up.

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  4. Nick

    With $250,000 I don’t think that worker cares if he got fired lol

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    A Realist Reply:

    @Nick, That won’t last a lifetime unless properly invested.

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    Peter Reply:

    @A Realist, Hey, thanks for being our financial adviser

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  5. Melanie

    Once again, they never said they were “perfect”! they just never shared their private lives to the public. And if this has happened in the past, how the hell does that concern you!? Like they said they have family problems like all of us, this incident just happened to be leaked to the public. I applaud the family for making this statement. It actually humanized them and now I don’t feel as bad for beating up my big cousin yesterday. lmao

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    Now what now? Reply:

    @Melanie, “Once again, they never said they were “perfect”! they just never shared their private lives to the public.”

    You better go on and preach it. It’s absurd that now “not sharing your business” = “trying to act perfect.” The primary reason I like Beyonce is that she is a true professional and does not put herself out there like too many other artists do. smh

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  6. forehead fenty

    I smell bullshit! I think they don’t want their tour to suffer and why nobody don’t try to investigate why Beyonce got her favorite symbol removed from her ring finger since it means so much to her and her marriage?

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    MVRII Reply:

    @forehead fenty, Chile take that elsewhere. I don’t care if Beyoncé took a shit in public. I paid 350 to go see her and I ‘m going to get my money’s worth.

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    Rozay-MMG Reply:

    @MVRII, lol me too girl

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  7. BEYHIVE2014

    I don’t think it’s bullshit…I feel that their family is just like any other family. You go through things and move past it. Simple as that! Too much speculation going around about this, especially since Wendy aired & we should all know, she never has the facts! Too concerned with ratings.

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  8. OVODRAKE

    The media needs to move the f*ck on , instead of milking this story that happened almost 2 weeks ago

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  9. Britney S.

    Beyonce should break with Jay Z.

    Her career has changed a lot since he is his husband. I still remember the good days when the most important man in her life was his father Mathew Knowles. Jay Z has too much control in “Miss Carter”.

    She is not an independent woman at all.

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    MVRII Reply:

    @Britney S., In you know this how? Where are your “FACTS”?

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  10. Leah

    Ppl are reaching. The Carter’s are fine. I read the tattos faded (as finger tats do) and they getting them redone. Or they could have simply removed them because they just wanted to. Does that mean there is trouble in paradise? No. It’s just a dang tattoo. Like I said yall reaaaaaching.

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  11. Mao_the_cat

    LOL they’re just trying to hush it down…

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  12. BEDSTUYFLY

    I wonder how their ticket sales will do…
    AND I wonder what Mathew & Tina think about all this… And I wonder If Solvang’s career will pick up after this.
    This family needs a break from the spotlight.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Solange*

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    MVRII Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Wait so you think just because Solange kicked Jay ticket sales will go down?

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @MVRII, its not just a “kick”, its a front page scandal. Best of luck to them tho.

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    stu Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY,

    I don’t understand how you can say that need to break away from the spotlight. This was not intended to be public knowledge. They are just like everyone else, and speculation and rumors perpetuated by the media and general public has turned this into what it has become.

    They shouldn’t let this stop them from whatever plans they’ve had in the future.

    If Rihanna was going through something like this would you tell her to take a break from the spotlight? Yeah she doesn’t have an album out per usual she has been everywhere.

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY,

    You mean their almost sold-out tour? lmao

    I’m sure both the Knowles Sisters don’t care what their beat-down father think of this plus they’re grown.

    Eh mostly likely will. Jay-Z was a drug dealer/ woman beater / killer and he is one of the richest rapper today.

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  13. Andre

    Bullshit. They had their lawyer or someone write that.

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  14. Nick Wright

    250.000?haha you guys did that guy a favor by firing his ass

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  15. MVRII

    250,00 will get you through 1 year and a month.

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    Getright Reply:

    @MVRII, You are a dumb donkey if 250,000 can only last you 13 months.

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @Getright,

    Well it defiantly won’t last you a lifetime plus he ain’t got no job.

    But I doubt he got paid 250k for a scandal this juicy. I’m sure it was around 500k-750k

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    meme Reply:

    @KENBARBUK, I was thinking the same thing. He must have been thirsty cuz let me tell you, I was shopping that sh*t for 1 mill. 250k aint sh*t when u think of the amount of publicity this news got.

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  16. karamelkisses

    INSIDE SCOOP: on the Met Gala’s red carpet Rachel Roy saw Jay Z and Beyoncé. She approaches Jay hugs him and says “hi” to Beyoncé and leaves. Inside the party, Bey and Solo mingle w/ guests (Rihanna, Reese, Jake Gyllenhal, etc) while Jay is talking to Kanye. Rachel approaches Jay again this time she is in his personal space and it looks like they are flirting. At the afterparty, Bey and Solo go to the ladies room and when they return Rachel and Jay are at a table where Rachel has her hand on Jay’s knee. Bey goes to the table and says something to both Jay and Rachel. Rachel rolls her eyes & gets up to leave but Solo steps in front of her & starts yelling in her face. Bey steps in between them & says she’s ready to go, enroute to the elevator Jay says something disrespectful to both sisters. Once in the elevator … well you know the rest.

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    African power man Reply:

    @karamelkisses, lol

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  17. Getright

    The Carters-Knowles have great speech writers because not one of them wrote the statement. They only APRROVED of it.

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  18. Andy

    Thanks for speaking Beyoncé! Can we move on already? Nobody is flawless.

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    Now what now? Reply:

    @Andy, ……………

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  19. Mao_the_cat

    This incident can only help Solange’s sails.. she’s now more known than ever lol

    You people are stupid if you think opposite

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    from france Reply:

    @Mao_the_cat,
    true but sad
    Her musics are soooo good

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  20. African power man

    all this is bla bla bla…i hope SOLANGE will go to prison and as a man and real africa man, i can accept in my life that a woman miss me respect like this bitch have done it to jay z !!!

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    Now what now? Reply:

    @African power man, Stfu, obvious beta-male.

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  21. EdgarC

    Bullshit bullshit bullshit

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  22. maya

    Shame on the employee for settling for 250k. I would’ve negotiated my ass off.

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  23. demazye

    you should of did something but i want to be like you when i get older but its over so have fucn and love your family always

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