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Jay Z and Solange Knowles have officially addressed the infamous fight that broke out in an elevator May 5, then nearly broke the Internet a week later.

Solange, the younger sister of Jay’s wife Beyonce, and the rapper/mogul say in a joint statement that both parties are to blame for the violence episode:

Solange Knowles-Jay Z Fight: Full Video

Jay Z, Solange, and Beyonce released the statement moments ago, saying, "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."

"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," the statement reads.

"We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."


Good for them. Here’s hoping it’s true and not just good-sounding PR.

The statement doesn’t explain what led to Solange attacking Jay Z in the elevator that night, but both Jay and Solange say they have worked through it.

There are many theories, from Rachel Roy‘s relationship with Jay to his refusal to help her career to Solange’s mental state and even more far-fetched ones:

As well as these hilarious #WhatJayZSaidtoSolange memes