Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange Knowles say they are a “united family” despite an elevator fight seen in a leaked video.
The video, which was leaked to TMZ, showed Solange Knowles lashing out at Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala on May 5.
“Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred,” said a joint statement.
Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange Knowles say they are still united despite elevator fight
“They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”
New York’s Standard Hotel employee who leaked the footage has been identified and fired, it emerged on Thursday.
The Standard Hotel said it was “shocked and disappointed” by the leak and said it would it would hand over “all available information to criminal authorities”.
The employee was fired for “breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video,” it added.
The three-minute video shows Solange Knowles entering the elevator with Jay-Z, Beyonce and their entourage.
Solange Knowles then confronts Jay-Z, whose wife stands by without interfering.
A bodyguard holds Solange back, although she again tries to kick Jay-Z. There is no audio on the recording.
The full statement was released by the family to the Associated Press.
The statement reads: “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.”
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New York’s Standard Hotel employee who leaked footage of Jay-Z being attacked by Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles has been fired.
The video, which was first published by TMZ, showed Solange Knowles lashing out in a lift after the Met Gala on May 5.
New York’s Standard Hotel employee who leaked footage of Jay-Z being attacked by Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles has been fired
A security guard intervened in the apparent altercation. There is no audio on the recording.
The Standard Hotel said it was “shocked and disappointed” by the leak and had identified the person responsible.
The employee was fired for “breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video”.
The Standard Hotel added it would turn over “all available information to criminal authorities”.
Representatives for Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange Knowles have made no comment on the video.
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The Standard Hotel in New York, where it is claimed a fight broke out between Jay-Z and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles, has said it is “disappointed” a video has been leaked.
A statement from The Standard Hotel in New York confirmed it was investigating how footage from its elevator was released.
“We are shocked and disappointed that there was a breach of our security system and confidentiality we count on providing our guests,” it said.
Jay-Z, Beyonce and her sister Solange Knowle had attended the Met Gala Ball last week in New York
Beyonce’s management has declined to comment on the story so far.
The video was released by TMZ. It says that the footage is of Jay-Z, Beyonce and her sister Solange Knowles and claims there is a physical argument going on in an elevator.
It’s thought the incident happened after the three had attended the Met Gala Ball last week in New York.
The hotel added: “We are investigating with the utmost urgency the circumstances surrounding the situation and, as is our customary practice, will discipline the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.”
The Standard, High Line, is an 18-story boutique hotel located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
The chain also has hotels in Los Angeles and Miami Beach, Florida.
Solange Knowles, 27, is Beyonce’s younger sister and is a singer-songwriter in her own right.
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