“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,” 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.”
HA! Not likely. But I’ll try. Solange Knowles and Jay Z (and presumably also Beyonce) released an exclusive statement to the Associated Press about the now notorious elevator fight following the Met Ball, which came to light on Monday when security footage was posted to TMZ. To remind you, in case is hasn’t been playing on loop in your mind like it has in mine, the footage showed Solange wailing on Jay Z in an elevator as Beyonce looked on and a security guard tried to intervene. A whole mess of theories about what the fight could have been about have been circulating since and it doesn’t look like Solange, Jay or Bey is gonna give us any further details. Therefore, I shall continue to assume Jay farted when the elevator doors shut and Solange was not havin’ that. [AP]
Like, oh, basically everyone everywhere, I’ve been totally consumed with thoughts about the fight between Jay Z and Solange Knowles following the Met Ball a few weeks ago, security footage of which was leaked online yesterday. I’m a fangirl of both Knowles sisters, and my belief in everlasting love is tied maybe a little too closely to the marriage between Jay and Beyonce, so as a Carter Family obsessive, this story is impossible to ignore. Given that Beyonce and Jay Z’s life is presented so flawlessly to the public — even their past troubles have been presented after the fact with a glossy veneer of hindsight and lessons learned — the elevator brawl between Beyonce’s husband and her little sister Solange reveals a rather large chink in the Carter Family armor, provoking loads of understandable questions and speculation.
Chances are good that we’ll never know the details, and even if anyone involved does explain what went down, it’ll be carefully worded. To be very, very clear though: Solange Knowles violently attacking Jay Z, for any reason, is not okay. It’s assault. How this will play out legally, now that the tape has been released to the public and thus to the attention of authorities, remains to be seen.
Whenever I do hear about a woman being violent towards a man, I’m forced to confront my own history of such behavior. I can count the number of times where I’ve “snapped” to such a degree on less than two hands, only three of which actually resulted in physical contact. They all involved men I was very close to and love/loved. (I’ve never been in a physical fight with another woman and very rarely verbally fight with other women.) Keep reading »
3pm: This post has been updated to include TMZ’s extended version of the video after the jump.
All is not as well as it seems in Beyoncé’s world. In a surveillance video obtained by TMZ, her sister Solange Knowles is seen punching and kicking Jay Z inside an elevator allegedly at some point after the Met Ball last week. The video, shot from above, shows Jay in his white tux entering the elevator at the Standard Hotel, with Solange getting up in his face and taking swings until she’s pulled away by someone who appears to be a body guard. It looks like Beyoncé is behind Jay and comes to stand between them at some point. It’s clear that the in-laws are exchanging heated words about something, but all the violence on the tape is coming from Solange. Damn, I would love to know what that argument was about. Sigh. Families. Keep reading »