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Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange break silence about elevator fight


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Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange break silence about elevator fight

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED May 16, 2014

The Carter-Knowles family is finally speaking out about the fight in a hotel elevator that went viral.

They are not offering an explanation, but Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange Knowles have released a statement about the surveillance video that was originally leaked by TMZ.

Solange is the younger sister of Beyonce, who is married to Jay Z. The video shows Solange hitting and kicking her brother-in-law.

The incident happened May 5 at the Standard Hotel in New York City after the Met Gala.

In the statement, which was originally given to the Associated Press, the family said they had "worked through it" and Jay and Solange "each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred."

They also said that the reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior at the Met Gala were "simply false," and that they have problems just like any other family.

Variety says that TMZ paid $250,000 for the video, which was supplied by an employee of the hotel. That employee has reportedly been fired.


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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to