Mathew Knowles is still hurt: 5 stars who had to fire their parents


Beyoncé’s decision to fire her father, Matthew Knowles, in 2011 sent shock waves throughout the music industry. Knowles was, after all, the man who guided Destiny’s Child to stardom and shepherded his daughter’s emergence within the group. She went from one fourth of a girl-group quartet to charismatic front-woman to entertainment icon–all in the span of a decade. But amidst allegations of mishandling money and the embarrassment of Knowles having been discovered to have cheated on her mother, Tina Bey severed professional ties.

In an interview with SUN, Matthew Knowles admits that there is still a sting regarding his having lost his daughter’s trust professionally and perhaps personally. He is still struggling to move on from their separation. “I’ve never revealed this much in an interview before,” he admitted. “Normally I hate to talk about anything personal,” Knowles shared. “But it would be a lie if I did not say it has been difficult.”

“It was hard for me to let her go,” added Knowles. “It was hard for both of us to let each other go. And let’s be clear on that. She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.” Beyoncé’s decision was undoubtedly difficult, and there are a few other major musical stars who have had to walk a similar path–without the guidance of their parents…

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