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It was the clip the whole world had an opinion on when it was leaked three years ago, and Jay Z is now here to set the record straight.

Referring to footage which showed his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, attack him in an elevator before security were forced to intervene, the 99 Problems singer has finally insisted the altercation was blown out of proportion.

According to reports at the time, Solange was reacting to apparently catching her brother-in-law flirting with Rachel Roy at the Met Gala in 2014 – an accusation which Jay Z did not acknowledge while recently addressing the incident with Rap Radar.

Instead, the 47-year-old rapper sought to quash rumours that his relationship with Solange has suffered in the wake of the infamous 'elevator incident' three years ago.

"We’ve always had a great relationship,” the dad-of-three said. “I fought my brothers and argued with my brothers my whole life. It just so happens, who we are, these things go into a different space, but it ain’t nothing."

"We’ve had one disagreement ever. Before and after, we’ve been cool," he insisted.

Eager to dismiss the notion that his relationship with Beyonce's younger sister has been strained in the years that followed, Jay Z revealed that he sees Solange as a sister, as opposed to a sister-in-law.

"She’s like my sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister. Not my sister-in-law. My sister," he said.

So, there you have it, they're graaaaand.

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It's safe to say, in this day and age, a lot of us are mighty impatient and will do anything to speed things up.

Many of us are guilty of pressing the 'close door' button when getting on a lift (because who wants to wait an extra 20 seconds for the door to close itself?!).

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Well, it turns out that that button is actually a scam and hasn't worked on any elevator since the 1990s.

Say whaaat?

According to experts, the button is a fake and won't actually close your door faster – it's there to make you feel in control.

A disability act was passed by manufacturers in 1990 which states that a lift should remain open as long as possible to facilitate anyone with a disability, such as someone on crutches or in a wheelchair, who might need extra time walking onto the lift.

However, the button will work for emergency services, but only with a special key or code.

Karen W. Penafiel, executive director of National Elevator Industry Inc told The New York Times that it's still very important to have those buttons there… to boost self-esteem.

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"Perceived control is very important. It diminishes stress and promotes well-being."

Well, there you go. Will you still press the button now even though you know it doesn't work?

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Last week, Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato took to Snapchat to tell their fans they were stuck in a lift together.

They were in there with Joe's band, DNCE, but of course, the Internet went wild because they're former lovers.

Now, as we all know the pair are BFFs now, so it wasn't a big deal, but something that totally IS a big deal is that they lied to us about the whole thing!

Yep, according to Joe, they all played a big prank on us.

The singer told People: "It was a lot less dramatic. It was a total prank and we fooled everyone.

"I made the video saying we got stuck in the elevator, but we really weren't."

Ouch, thanks for fooling us, guys. But, Joe now seems sorry for the whole thing, thinking that he'll be hit with bad karma.

"I guess it's bad karma to say that because I don't want to get stuck in the elevator anytime soon.

"I have been stuck in an elevator before and it was terrifying."

Well, we don't know how we feel about this.

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Beyoncé has finally had her say on the brawl between her sister Solange and hubby Jay Z.

Well, at least it seems that way!

Bey chose a remix of her hit Flawless to belt out the lines, “And we could go around and get some good karma, but no. We escalate, up in this b***h like elevators.

"Of course sometimes s*** goes down when there's a billion dollars on an elevator."

Yikes!

Bey joined forces with rapper Nicki Minaj for a new take on the song.

The track also contains the lines, "My sister taught me how to speak my mind/my man make me feel so God damn fine."

Get it all off your chest Bey! 

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Jay-Z won’t be forgetting THAT elevator incident anytime soon.

Back in March, TMZ leaked footage from inside an elevator that showed Jay-Z being attacked by his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles.

However, it doesn’t look like the rapper is going to forgive and forget if this latest performance is anything to go by!

Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, took to the stage for a surprise gig at last night’s BET Awards where he proceeded to slam the leaking of the footage.

The rapper can be heard blasting paparazzi and TMZ for leaking the scandalous footage in an intro before the hit song, Partition, is sung by Bey.

Yikes! We thought that this whole thing had been sorted out but it looks as if Jay-Z is just getting started!

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Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange have released a joint statement addressing the now infamous elevator showdown video.

“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,” they said in a statement.

“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,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the person who sold the footage reportedly got a cool $250,000 pay day from TMZ!

Is this really the end of it now? Only time will tell…

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The mystery surrounding that infamous elevator attack just keeps on getting juicier.

And now the finger has been pointed at Jay Z’s pop protégé Rihanna as the reason Solange lashed out at her brother-in-law after the Met Ball last week.

Solange is said to have gone beserk on Jay Z after the rapper said he was attending Rihanna’s Met Ball after-party without his wife.

The blazing row was apparently sparked by Jay-Z, who snapped at Solange when two of her friends tried to use his name to get into the post-gala soiree at The Standard hotel.

And it was when Solange demanded they leave the bash, that Jay Z said he was heading off to Rihanna’s party without Beyoncé – which did NOT go down well with her little sister.

Solange is said to have been more than a little suspicious that Jay Z wanted to go to Rihanna’s bash alone, and demanded that he stay with his wife instead of going out partying.

Jay Z didn’t back down, and apparently accused Solange of being a ‘bad mum’ for going out all the time herself.

Oh no, he didn’t!!

This really isn’t going away any time soon!

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We’re still picking our jaws up off the floor after watching leaked video footage of what appears to be Jay Z’s sister-in-law Solange Knowles attacking him in a hotel elevator!

What exactly went down between those closest to Beyoncé after the Met Gala last week?!

Now the hotel where it all kicked off has released a statement, saying they plan to come down hard on whoever leaked the tape!

The Standard Hotel in New York City issued a statement saying it is “shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system.”

The hotel says the leaked video violates the confidentiality it provides customers.

It says it “will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.”

Yikes!

The brawl has generated endless Internet buzz and the hashtag #WhatJayZSaidtoSolange has even been trending on Twitter.

Neither Beyoncé, her hubby or her sister have released a statement – which is fuelling our curiosity even more!

We cannot wait to find out what really went down!

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