Solange Knowles is opening up about her now-infamous elevator fight with brother-in-law Jay Z. The singer, 28, gives a new interview in the upcoming issue of Lucky magazine.
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“What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” said Solange. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
On May 5, after the Met Gala in New York, Solange, Beyoncé and Jay Z got into an elevator at The Standard Hotel with Beyoncé’s bodyguard, and Solange is seen yelling and kicking Jay Z in a video obtained by TMZ. Beyoncé seems to do nothing as she stands next to her husband. At one point, Beyoncé’s bodyguard has to restrain Solange, but that does not deter her from kicking Jay Z. Toward the end of the video, Beyoncé seems to block Solange from Jay Z, and though there is no audio, it appears she says something to her husband.
Interestingly, Solange and Beyoncé departed the trendy hotel in one car, while Jay Z left in another. It is unclear what triggered the fight, but there were rumors Jay Z and designer Rachel Roy were getting a little too close for comfort at the gala.
The family later released a statement, which said, in part: “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. … 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.”