Beyoncé & Jay Z Finally Speak, Acknowledge The Elevator Scuffle

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For the last few days, the Internet has collectively wondered exactly what the fracas between Solange and Jay Z was all about — and if there would be a fallout. The consensus has been, when it comes to the hermetically sealed Beyoncé PR machine, the public will have to make do with speculation, because the well-guarded couple will never speak. Wrong. The duo defied expectations today, and released a statement addressing the argument, presenting a united front:

“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," 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."

Clearly, the family Knowles-Carter are hoping to move past all this drama (and as longtime fans and supporters of Solange, we hope for the same), but is that ever possible in our age of digital gossip? Could this rare statement be enough to quell the rumors and be the final word? Or do they just have to wait for the next celebrity scandal to come along? (Associated Press)