Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles with Mary Pierce

The silence is broken — literally.

It’s been a week since we watched the TMZ video (sans audio) of Solange Knowles attempting to beat up brother-in-law Jay Z, and finally, just moments ago, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange have released a joint statement about the incident.

The statement, which was sent exclusively to the Associated Press, is frustratingly ambiguous concerning the events that transpired on the early morning of Tuesday, May 6.

The source of the apparent conflict between Jay Z and Solange still hasn’t been identified — which is particularly weird, considering how one might think the musicians would want to put the rumors to rest.

The most convincing report we’ve heard from an unverified, anonymous source is that Solange was upset when Jay Z reprimanded her for using his name, and for telling the two sisters he’d be attending protégé Rihanna’s afterparty without his wife.

Regardless of the motivation behind the family feud, the Knowles-Carter clan is requesting privacy in the matter that became extremely public once the tape was leaked by a hotel employee.

In the statement, both Jay Z and Solange are said to assume equal responsibility in the issue, perhaps in an effort to diminish the rising presence of pro-Jay and pro-Solange camps, and to lessen the narrative surrounding the belief that Beyoncé must be siding with one or the other.

The only surprising part of the statement is that it claims — contrary to virtually every other report from that evening — that Solange wasn’t drunk or displaying angry and erratic behavior prior to the elevator attack.

For the full statement, see below:

As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5, 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.

via ABC News, Photo Credit: WENN

Jay Z, Beyoncé And Solange Finally Speak Up About The Elevator Fight