Jay-Z breaks silence about elevator brawl with Solange Knowles: ‘We had one disagreement ever’

Jay-Z has spoken out about the 2014 elevator fight with his sister-in-law Solange Knowles after the Met Gala for the first time, more than three years after the incident took place.

“We had one disagreement ever. Before and after we’ve been cool,” Jay-Z said in a recent interview with Rap Radar hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller. “She’s like my sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister, not my sister-in-law. My sister. Period.”

He added, “We’ve always had a great relationship. 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.”

In May 2014, a video was released that showed Solange Knowles apparently attacking her brother-in-law verbally and physically in an elevator at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala. There was no audio. Beyonce present as well, only intervening once for a brief moment.

After the video went viral, the family released a joint statement, which said “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 also denied that Solange was drunk or displayed any “erratic behavior” that night and said the dustup was a family problem like any family has.

Jay-Z stayed silent about the incident since then, although seemed to reference the brawl in his song, “Kill Jay-Z,” off of his new album “4:44.”

“You egged Solange on / Knowin’ all along, all you had to say you was wrong / You almost went Eric Benét,” he rapped. “Let the baddest girl in the world get away / I don’t even know what else to say / N—a, never go Eric Benét.”

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (wearing a pre-ceremony ensemble by Stephane Rolland) and her fiance, music video director Alan Ferguson, ride bicycles on the streets of the French Quarter en route to their wedding ceremony at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (wearing a pre-ceremony ensemble by Stephane Rolland) and her fiancee, music video director Alan Ferguson ride bicycles on the streets of the French Quarter en route to their wedding ceremony at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Beyonce Knowles (L) and Jay Z depart the Marigny Opera House following the wedding of Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Jay Z (L) and Beyonce Knowles attend the secondline following sister Solange Knowles and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson's wedding on the streets of New Orleans on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson, attend the secondline following their wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (C) and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson attend the secondline following their wedding on the streets of New Orleans on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Questlove performs at Solange's wedding after party inside the New Orleans Museum of Art on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson, attend the secondline with family and friends following their wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (C) and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson attend the secondline following their wedding on the streets of New Orleans on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (C) attends the secondline with family and friends following their wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson, attend the secondline with family and friends following their wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (wearing a pre-ceremony ensemble by Stephane Rolland) and her fiance, music video director Alan Ferguson, ride bicycles on the streets of the French Quarter en route to their wedding ceremony at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (C) attends the secondline with family and friends following their wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Questlove (L) and Yameen Allworld perform Solange's wedding after party inside the New Orleans Museum of Art on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Designer Humberto Leon arrives for the wedding ceremony of musician Solange Knowles and music video director Alan Ferguson at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brastead/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (wearing a pre-ceremony ensemble by Stephane Rolland) and her fiancee, music video director Alan Ferguson ride bicycles on the streets of the French Quarter en route to their wedding ceremony at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (wearing a pre-ceremony ensemble by Stephane Rolland) and her fiance, music video director Alan Ferguson pose on the balcony of a private residence in the French Quarter before their wedding ceremony at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Fashion Designer Jenna Lyons departs The Marigny Opera house following the wedding of Musican Solange Knowles and music video director Alan Ferguson on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (C) departs The Marigny Opera house following her wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: The Bounce Buses arrive at the afterparty at the New Orleans Museum of Art on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (L) and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson, attend the secondline with family and friends following their wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (C) and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson attend the secondline following their wedding on the streets of New Orleans on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson, attend the secondline with family and friends following their wedding on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Jay Z (L) and Beyonce Knowles attend the secondline following sister Solange Knowles and her new husband, music video director Alan Ferguson's wedding on the streets of New Orleans on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Solange Knowles (wearing a pre-ceremony ensemble by Stephane Rolland) and her fiance, music video director Alan Ferguson pose on the balcony of a private residence in the French Quarter before their wedding ceremony at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brastead/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: A view of a bicycle at Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson's wedding ceremony at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brastead/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16: Singer Janelle Monae arrives for the wedding ceremony of musician Solange Knowles and music video director Alan Ferguson at the Marigny Opera House on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brastead/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 15: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) MANDATORY CAPTION: Musician Beyonce Knowles arrives at Felicity Street Methodist Church for musician Solange Knowles and music video director Alan Ferguson's rehearsal dinner on November 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Music video director Alan Ferguson and singer Solange Knowles attend the after party for the New York Premiere of 'Blue Jasmine' at Harlow on July 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson attend the 'Blue Jasmine' New York Premiere after party at Harlow on July 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson attend the 'Blue Jasmine' New York Premiere after party at Harlow on July 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) Alan Ferguson, Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles attend 'The Wine and Grind' for 'Amen Amen! The 17 Wards of Wonder' a multidisciplinary art experience in celebration of prospect. 3 on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) Alan Ferguson, Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles attend 'The Wine and Grind' for 'Amen Amen! The 17 Wards of Wonder' a multidisciplinary art experience in celebration of prospect. 3 on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) Alan Ferguson, Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles attend 'The Wine and Grind' for 'Amen Amen! The 17 Wards of Wonder' a multidisciplinary art experience in celebration of prospect. 3 on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Singer Solange Knowles attends the Alexander Wang x H&M Collection Launch at the Armory on the Hudson on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Solange Knowles arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Solange Knowles arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Singer Solange Knowles is seen arriving at The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Solange Knowles performs during the 2014 Vulture Festival at Webster Hall on May 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Solange Knowles performs during the 2014 Vulture Festival at Webster Hall on May 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Solange Knowles attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Director Alan Ferguson and singer Beyonce accept t he award for Video Director of the Year onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Director Alan Ferguson and singer Beyonce accept t he award for Video Director of the Year onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Director Alan Ferguson and singer Beyonce accept t he award for Video Director of the Year onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Director Alan Ferguson and singer Beyonce accept t he award for Video Director of the Year onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Director Alan Ferguson and singer Beyonce accept t he award for Video Director of the Year onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Solange attends the Gucci beauty launch event hosted by Frida Giannini on June 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Gucci)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Solange DJs at the CHIME FOR CHANGE One-Year Anniversary Event hosted by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and T Magazine Editor-In-Chief Deborah Needleman at Gucci Fifth Avenue on June 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur /Chime For Change/Getty Images for Gucci/Getty Images for Gucci)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: (L-R) Solange and her son Daniel Julez Smith, Jr attend the Solang And 14+ Foundation Partnership Party at Baby's All Right on May 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 19: Singer Solange Knowles performs at the Coachella valley music and arts festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 19, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Singer Beyonce (L) performs with her sister Solange onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Singers Solange (R) and Beyonce perform onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Singer Beyonce (L) performs with her sister Solange Knowles onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Singer Solange performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14: Solange performs onstage at the St. Heron Showcase hosted by Solange during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Cheer Up Charlie's on March 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 26: Solange Knowles attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 26, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Solange Knowles attends Miu Miu Women's Tales 7th Edition - 'Spark & Light' Screening - Arrivals at Diamond Horseshoe on February 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Miu Miu)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Solange Knowles attends the Milly By Michelle Smith show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Solange DJs at the Spotify and Troy Carter Pre-GRAMMY Music + Tech Party at Atom Factory on January 23, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Singer Solange Knowles poses in front of a Lamborghini Murcielago decorated by Rashaad Newsome to celebrate the release of her 'Saint Heron' compilation album at Opening Ceremony in Soho on November 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Solange Knowles performs during The Pucci Dinner Party At Monsieur Bleu In Paris on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 14: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Musician Solange Knowles (L) and her fiancee, music video director Alan Ferguson, are seen outside the Indywood Cinema on November 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/GC Images)
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