Jay Z and Solange admit problems

Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange Knowles have said "families have problems and we're no different" after a video leaked of Beyonce's sister apparently attacking the rap mogul in a hotel elevator.

Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange say they are moving on since a video leaked this week of Solange attacking Jay Z in a lift (AP)
Jay Z and Beyonce say they are moving on since a video leaked this week of Solange Knowles apparently attacking her rapper brother-in-law in a lift

In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press, the trio said they have worked through their differences and moved on since a video emerged this week showing Solange kicking Jay Z as Beyonce looked on.

"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," the statement said.

"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 apologised to each other and we have moved forward as a united family."

It was the first comment the performers had made since the website TMZ posted the three-minute video on May 12, saying it was shot last week inside the Standard Hotel in New York City.

The video, which does not have audio, appears to show Solange attacking Jay Z in Beyonce's presence, and a security guard intervenes. The footage shows the performers in the outfits they wore to the Met Gala.

"The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behaviour 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."

The hotel said it had fired the person who recorded the video.

Jay Z and Beyonce, who were married in 2008, will kick off their co-headlining On The Run Tour on June 25 in Miami.

Solange recently performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where Beyonce joined her onstage.

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