Consider the hatchet officially buried. Whatever tension there was between Jay Z and sister-in-law Solange that led to their now-infamous elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala is gone now—and to prove it, Beyonce shared several new pictures of her husband and her younger sibling posing happily together at a recent gathering in New Orleans, where Solange is based.
The photos, posted to Queen Bey’s website on Monday, May 19, show the “Pretty Hurts” singer, 32, bonding and just generally having a good time with her family. In one shot, she stands alongside her husband, 44, her sister, 27, and their mom, Tina Knowles. All four are beaming for the camera.
Another picture shows Jay Z sharing a laugh with his sister-in-law’s boyfriend, Alan Ferguson, and 9-year-old son, Julez (from her marriage to Daniel Smith). Julez appears to be running out of the frame as Jay and Ferguson stand side-by-side in the background.
In a third photo, Bey and her daughter Blue Ivy sit at a table with Solange, her boyfriend, and her son. Suggesting a brunch or lunchtime meal, there are drinks and dishes in front of them, and Ferguson is leaning down to talk to his girlfriend’s niece.
The pictures reinforce what the Knowles-Carters said in their statement following Solange and Jay Z’s May 5 melee. Noting that there had been a great deal of speculation about the cause of the incident, the trio stressed that their family had “worked through it” and wanted to move on.
“Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred,” they said on May 15. “They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out ion the public…At the end of the day, families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family.”
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