R&B singer Solange Knowles has finally come clean about what went down with her and rap star brother-in-law Jay Z a couple months ago in a New York elevator.
Despite the speculation and widespread rumors, Solange said the incident is now behind her.
Family is a centering force for Knowles–and she speaks of wanting to expand hers once the new album is finished. The day we’re talking in the park is two weeks after TMZ published a leaked elevator video of Knowles getting into an altercation with brother-in-law Jay Z the night of the Met ball at the Standard Hotel. It’s a subject she expects in conversation but one she doesn’t want to focus on. She calls the incident “that thing.” “What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she says. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.” (Lucky Mag)
Following the attack, both parties released a statement to simmer down the media attention their leaked elevator incident sparked.
“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.” (Statement)
Despite past issues with Young Hov, Dipset leader Cam’ron recently said he completely understood the no-win situation.
“Probably about four or five months ago I was in an elevator with Solange. She was mad cool, man. She was stupid cool in the elevator,” Cam said when asked for his reaction to the leaked footage. “I wish we had audio. Son took off. She was really hype though. I’m not gonna lie. I would be honest, man. To be totally honest and be straight up, it’s kind of a no-win situation. Because if he would’ve hit her back, he would’ve been a sucka for hitting her back. Like ‘Aww, he’s hitting women.’ And then, that he don’t hit her back, he’s a sucka for keep getting hit so many times.” (Tim Westwood TV)
Instead of taking the incident serious, Cam’s longtime friend Dame Dash recently laughed off Solange’s elevator punches.
“I was laughing. That sh*t was funny,” Dash said with no hesitancy. “Jay has to worry about perception because corporate people pay him,” the Harlem native said. “I thought what was ironic about it was people got to see how he plays sh*t off, and how something crazy can happen and then four seconds later when it’s cameras on, they act like nothing’s going on. That was interesting to see that and how good he was at it. But then it just kind of exposes it. It’s like how do you trust anything moving forward?” (HHW)