Mathew Knowles reveals what Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ was really about …

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Mathew Knowles delivers the true message behind Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.

While many have hopped on the bandwagon that the superstar’s husband, Jay Z, had stepped out on her with “Becky with the good hair,” Knowles argues that the controversial release is aimed at “you.”

Just days after his daughter’s sixth studio album hit Tidal, the former manager is speaking out about the headline-making project. “Let me tell you who she’s talking about, can I tell you who she’s talking about? She’s talking about you,” he told E! News. “You put that in context for you personally. She’s talking about you and everybody that is you, that’s who she’s talking about.”

As for whether Knowles believes the work is autobiographical — you know, like that little spoken word passage Bey recited on her visual album saying, “Did he convince you that he was god? Are you a slave to the back of his hand?” — Knowles prefers that fans focus on the relatability of the project. “I think that’s the beauty of her creativity and I think that’s what makes it so special, is that it relates to everyone,” he explained. “Every one of us have been disappointed before and have had to go through the grieving process of anger and, you know, disappointment and then acceptance and forgiveness. And I think that’s why this again is touching so many people, because it’s universal. Everybody can relate to it.”

Meanwhile, the rumor mill is buzzing with claims that “Lemonade” was birthed out of resentment towards her father, over his relationship with Tina Knowles. As you may recall, Beyoncé referred to Knowles on the album as “a magician able to exist in two places at once.” She went on to detail a family curse: “The past and the future merge to meet us here. What luck. What a f—ing curse.”

Only, it appears that we’ll have to wait for Bey to respond. “There’s no way we can get into the mind of Beyoncé,” Knowles added on the Sirius XM show “Make It Plan” on whether his relationship with Tina Knowles was one inspiration for the album. “Only Beyoncé can answer specifically who she was talking to…I would rather not get into speculation. My answer is I don’t know.”

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