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Beyonce severs management ties with father

Beyonce Beyonce has ended her management relationship with her father, Mathew Knowles, it was announced Monday.

Her publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, issued a statement that the multi-platinum Grammy-winning singer and her father have parted ways "on a business level."

The elder Knowles has managed his daughter since she debuted in the late '90s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child, while her mother, Tina Knowles, acted as her stylist.

Beyonce's father went on to manage the careers of her groupmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams both as a trio and on their respective solo projects. He also manages his daughter (and Beyonce's sister) Solange.

In the past few years, Rowland and Williams have severed professional ties with Mathew, the man who had shaped their careers.

Beyonce said via her publicist that she is grateful for the role her father has had in her career.

"He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," she said in the short statement.

Though rumors that she would be managed by husband Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company have swirled since he founded the company in 2008, no new management deal has been announced.

She is working on the follow up to “I Am … Sasha Fierce.”

— Gerrick D. Kennedy


Photo: Beyonce performs at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.

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Well, I'm not really that surprised. After him cheating on her mom and publicly humiliating her family, I can see why she may not want him involved in her career anymore. She also has evolved as an artist and as a woman and she probably doesn't feel she needs him anymore, in that capacity. Although he has played a major, major part in her career and her success, maybe she feels its time for a change. Although I never cared for Mathew Knowles, I kind of have mixed emotions. I'm kind of like, don't try to fix what's not broken, he is the reason she is where she is (pushing her the way he did), but he did cheat on her mom and did some grimy things to the other group members, so maybe he is finally getting what he deserves.

Fans: Take note. When you're wondering in a couple of years where her rapid descent began, look to this moment.

Daddy Dearest, what do you?

I had to cut ties with my dad in the family business too. We were mafia hit men, and our styles just weren't compatible. He liked the up close and personal whacks, whereas I go for the long sniper shots. One day I saw him sneaking up on a mark for a close head shot, while I was about 400 meters away on a roof with a Leupold Mark 4 Long Range scope. Naturally I didn't tell mom what really happened at dinner that night. I did, however, get all the business, and his new set of golf clubs. So that's good...


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