JAY Z, Beyoncé & Solange Issue Statement on Elevator-gate

blame it on Shake May 15, 2014

By now everyone and their moms has seen the TMZ-leaked footage of Solange going Chun-Li on Hov in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City. If not, you’ve definitely seen some of the hilarious memes that have surfaced because of it. Either way, the clip featured no audio and since we live in the internet-age, everyone decided to form an idea of what exactly happened.

Today, The Carters and Solange have issued an official statement, via APP.

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 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.

Now, can we please go about our business and quit trying to force ourselves into the personal lives of others? Cool.