Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles


Beyoncé and her loved ones have broken their silence.

"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," Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange Knowles said Thursday in a joint statement about the leaked video that showed her sister Solange physically attacking Jay Z.

"But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it," the statement continued.

"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."

Solange Knowles, MET Gala, Clutch

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The altercation took place following a Met Gala afterparty at the Standard hotel in New York City, but it was not until the footage was leaked to TMZ and posted online Monday that anyone other than the small group in the elevator were any the wiser.

Standard management immediately issued a statement blasting the security breach, and E! News confirmed this morning that the hotel had fired the security guard who was identified as the source of the leak. The New York Post, meanwhile, had a source saying that the three-plus minutes of footage was sold for as much as $250,000.

Sources confirmed that Beyoncé and Solange left the Standard in one SUV while Jay Z was driven away in another.

Jay-Z, Beyonce, MET Gala

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He and Beyoncé attended the Nets-Heat game at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday night, five days after the fight, and had brunch with daughter Blue Ivy on Mother's Day and then dinner together that night. The power couple, who have been married for six years and have sold a combined 300 million records, were back courtside in Brooklyn on Monday night as well, after the news broke.

And before their cozy weekend, Solange and Beyoncé had briefly jetted down to Costa Rica together for Kelly Rowland's super-secret wedding.

Solange is currently back home in New Orleans. She had not commented publicly on the incident other than to swipe her Instagram account clean of Beyoncé pics, minus one sisterly shot earlier this week, before following up with a Throwback Thursday photo today.

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