Mathew Knowles Discusses Split With Beyoncé

Mathew Knowles Discusses Split With Beyoncé

After it was announced weeks ago that Beyoncé had cut management ties with her father, Mathew Knowles, many wondered exactly what caused the split and if things were still peaceful between the two.

Now, Matthew is giving more insight into the split, claiming it was an amicable and strategic move that will benefit both parties.

In an interview with, the accomplished manager explained that the split was a planned move for him and his daughter.

“If you’re strategic, which we are, you don’t make a decision like that before you start dialogue. That dialogue started nine months ago. At the end of the day, I’m Beyoncé’s father first and her manager second,” said Mathew. “Remember, this is 20 years I’ve been doing this. She’s almost 30 years old and if she says, ‘I want to run my business,’ I think she’s smart enough that she will get the right team. Beyoncé is smart enough to know what she knows and what she doesn’t know, and that takes an even smarter person to admit that. And she knows she can call me anytime. It takes a lot of hours and a lot of staff to run the business of Beyoncé.

Although Mathew is no longer managing his superstar daughter, he assures that her departure from Music World Entertainment won’t slow down his label’s success.

“To give that comparison, I evaluate my email activity, which has gone up 100 emails today. Now I’m really focused and I have activated myself in such a way to embrace new opportunities,” said Mathew. “I’m so grateful and blessed to have had so many successes. I pinch myself sometimes to think of this country boy who has accomplished so much from my career at Xerox to be the No. 1 sales rep, have talented daughters and a wife, the creation of Destiny’s Child, a No. 1 female artist. And I don’t know if folks know this, but of all the artists in the world in a decade, Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé are on that top 10 list. I’ve achieved and accomplished more than I could have ever dreamed.”

What do you think of Mathew’s comments on his split with Beyoncé? Do you think his label can stay afloat without her? –nicholas robinson

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