Friday, 16 May 2014

Beyoncé's team release very bland statement on Solange/Jay Z brawl...

Following mounting speculation about the surviellance video leak, Beyoncé, Solange, and Jay Z have released a boring and generic statement to the AP addressing the incident. Or should that be a statement mostly to help Solange "save face"? The footage showed Solange giving Jay Z a beating in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York following the Met Gala last week. 

The statement is as follows:
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. 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.
I'm surprised they released a statement at all to be honest. If they were going to address this, it should have been on Monday. Not one week later. They waited long enough, just at a time when the scandal was slowly starting to die down. 

I feel the statement was released more for Solange's benefit than anybody else's. For days on end, her name has been put through the cheese grater. It's also interesting how they deny the rumour of Solange being intoxicated but not the one about Jay Z cheating. My point being, if you're going to address ONE rumour, address them ALL.

Beyoncé was clearly protecting her sister because she is concerned about how this would affect her public image. Reports that Solange is an alcoholic and wildly insane/out of control did her no favours. If the female attacker was not a family member, nothing would have been said because it would not have been Beyoncé's sister facing all the backlash and public scrutiny. 

The Standard Hotel has fired the employee responsible for leaking the three-minute video, which was reportedly sold to TMZ for a knock-off price of $250,000. Simply not enough to live the rest of your life on especially since that person will now have to pay for serious legal bills. Then, when looking for another job, this treachery will be attached to their name for life. 

So what of that $250,000 will be left afterwards? Considering the A-List celebrities involved, the video should have sold for at least DOUBLE that amount but I suppose this person wasn't thinking long-term. Makes you wonder if ruining your life for a poxy $250,000 was all worth it in the end.
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