Story time kids! About two weeks ago, we went home for my cousin’s wedding, which was the first time my boyfriend was ever able to meet my family. Naturally, they got STUPID drunk at the reception, and my brother ended up splitting his pants and grinded up against my boyfriend and myself. In front of my mom. And then one of my male cousins, also drunk, flipped a table and palmed his sister right in the face. I’m saying all of this to prove two points: First, that families are weird. And second, that even at their worse, you can still love your family while still being heartily disapproving of what they’re doing. And so we come to Beyoncé and her family addressing that elevator fight, between Jay Z and Solange. Via HuffPo …
“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 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,” 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.”
See what I mean? Your family is always going to find new and exciting ways to be weird about stuff, and occasionally they go WAY overboard and it’s embarrassing as sh!t to be around them. But still, you kinda have to love them. They’re not bad people, it’s just that they had a stupid moment. And worst case scenario, when they wake up in the morning with the hangover from hell, you can play a fun little game of “I told you so” while vacuuming.