Who releases a statement at like 5 pm on a Thursday, especially when it’s about one of the biggest gossip/news stories of the year? Beyonce and Jay-Z, that’s who. Bey and Jay have finally issued a statement about Solange’s violent attack on Jay in the hours after the Met Gala, in the elevator of The Standard Hotel. Here is that statement:
“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,” they say in a statement to The Associated Press Thursday.
“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.”
I could parse this for days. “Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred.” Their share? As in… their share of the blame is unequal? As in, Jay said something that he shouldn’t have, maybe, but then Solange went crazy on him? So, Jay has 10% of the blame and Solange has 90%? Also, Solange wasn’t drunk or acting crazy… okay. I like how Beyonce thinks this is going to placate the Hive. Like, all of her fans are going to be like, “Oh, Beyonce says it’s just some family stuff and they’ve worked it out. DONE.” No, girl. We still want to know what the eff happened.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Bey’s Tumblr.