Because cryptic posts/messages on Instagram just isn’t enough, the Carter-Knowles family (Beyoncé, Jay Z and baby sis Solange) have buckled to public pressure and released an OFFICIAL statement to the Associated Press last night regarding the recently leaked elevator security camera footage that showed Solange beating on Jay Z like he stole something.

In the statement, Jay Z and Solange both “assume their share of responsibility” for the confrontation, which happened as they were leaving a Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

The Carter-Knowles’ also denied reports that Solange was “intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening.” So in other words, she was just being her normal self.

Here is the Carter-Knowles family’s full 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. 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.”

Thank you, Ms. Pope!

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