Solange Knowles opened up about the elevator fight she had with Jay Z as her sister Beyonce stood as an onlooker. The leaked surveillance video went viral when TMZ posted it. It was among the topics she addressed in a cover story interview for Lucky Magazine.
It was the elevator fight seen around the world, thanks to the unethical leak of the surveillance video which TMZ obtained. The physical fight seen in the elevator took place at the Standard Hotel in New York City the same night of the Met Gala.
In her interview with Lucky Magazine, the 28-year-old Solange Knowles called the incident “that thing.” She then went on to say “What’s important is that my family and I are all good.” She added, “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
The statement she referenced was collectively released by the family several days after the video had gone viral and speculation rampant. In part, it said, “”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.”
As it was just a snapshot in time, and one without sound or without context, it became an irresistible springboard for speculation. It makes an important point, we all have “problems” and similarly we all have moments we’d rather not have go viral as video on the Internet for the entertainment of others.
And with those words, she was on to many other topics, including her upbringing, her years as a dancer with Destiny’s Child, the trio that launched the careers of her sister, Beyonce, along with Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.
She also spoke about marriage and divorce from Daniel Smith as well as her musical endeavors throughout the years. Of her forthcoming music, she said, “My last EP, True, was about the overall vibe—the message was fun. This one, I really want you to hear what I’m saying. I want you to hear me.”
It’s an illuminating interview, and can be seen at Lucky Magazine here along with the cover photo.