News broke earlier this week that Beyoncé and her father, Mathew Knowles, would be parting ways professionally, and the official statement took great pains to portray his move out of the manager’s spot as a mutual decision. But a source close to the family told the Chicago Sun Times that it’s just not true.
“These statements are all about saving face—for Mathew,” the source says. Beyoncé’s official word: “I’ve only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hardworking entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps.” But many think this split was a long time coming, especially after the news in 2009 that Mathew had fathered a child outside his marriage to the star’s mother, Tina Knowles.
It remains to be seen if Beyoncé will turn over management duties to her husband Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, but seeing as how the company already manages sister Solange’s DJing career (Mathew is still her rep on the singing front), it’s likely only a matter of time…
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