Matthew Knowles Calls Split With Beyonce ‘Incredibly Painful’


We watched Beyoncé tell her most inner thoughts to the world (and her laptop camera) in Life Is But A Dream, even giving a little insight to her split from father and manager Matthew Knowles. Now, he takes his turn breaking his silence about parting ways with his superstar daughter.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Knowles described how difficult it was to give up the reigns. “It was hard for me to let her go,” he say. “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. This was not a normal ending of a business agreement. This was a dad and a daughter, and it was incredibly painful and it had some difficulties.”

Knowles managed the “Bow Down” singer’s career through her days with Destiny Child and the beginning of her solo run.

While the two have severed professional ties, Matthew still spends time with his adorable grandchildren Blue Ivy and Julez.

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