Beyoncé Cuts Management Ties with Father

Mathew Knowles and Beyoncé

Beyoncé and her father are going their separate ways. The superstar will no longer be managed by her father Mathew Knowles, it was announced today.

The Grammy-winning singer’s publicist released a statement to The Associated Press revealing that Beyoncé and Mathew have split “on a business level.” While they may no longer have a professional relationship, a grateful Beyoncé added, “He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly.”

Knowles managed his daughter since the start of her career as a member of Destiny’s Child and through her three solo albums. She is currently working on her fourth studio album, but new management has not been announced.

Her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams previously split from Knowles to pursue solo careers.



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80 Comments

  1. Yeah

    LUV U BEY!

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  2. mofan95

    and any moment now the beyonce haters will come on here and say stuff like how she wont be able to buy her way to the top. *sigh* come on haters you know your out there! lol

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  3. Haaaaa

    Her career is officially going down the tubes. No more paying for Grammys and albums. No more covering her mediocre ticket sales in the USA and Argentina. 8 canceled tour dates? It would’ve been almost 20 if it weren’t for big daddy Knowles. “To the left, to the left” there goes ur career, gurl

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    mikey Reply:

    @Haaaaa, there were ZERO cancelled tour dates. The entire tour was 97% sold out. Please please PLEASE do not post false shit on here bc u make yourself look like a fool. Idiot.

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    Mya Reply:

    @Haaaaa,

    LOL! What a dummy there’s over 15,000 voters on the Grammy team and Matthew only voted in the year 2005 the year LMAO!!! LOST AGAIN lmao!

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  4. QUEEN BEY

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG THIS IS MAJOR NEWS! I CAN’T BELIEVE!!! WOOOOOWWW!!!

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  5. Phoenix_Wright

    She good, u kno she gon get some manager that is just as good, probably just as sneaky, and try to act just as innocent lol. Hope all goes well

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  6. Iantuition

    @mofan95

    And they gon’ look damn stupid considering that Beyoncé makes more money than Mathew (and damn near everybody else in the WORLD) AND that SHE owns Music World, NOT Mathew.

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  7. diva

    nigga sit yo ass down beysus her tour grossed over 100 million non other black artist is doing it lmfao

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  8. @MrGimmieDat

    I Didn’t See That One Coming. I Hope For The Best Bey..

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  9. Lisa

    Finally! It’s about time.

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  10. Music Lover

    Please god noooooooooooo. i dont like this one bit. i hope this is false, false, FALSE!!!!!

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  11. Beacon

    You heard it here first: her fourth album’s on Roc Nation.

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  12. chloe

    @Haaaaa mrs. beyonce knowles carter had the highest grossing tour by ANY BLACK FEMALE in 5 years. her career is booming. did aaliyah have a tour? ill wait

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    Beacon Reply:

    @chloe,

    YOU DO NOT DISRESPECT THE DEARLY DEPARTED…EVER!

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    chloe Reply:

    @Beacon, and @HAAA does not disrespect the queen

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    Music Reply:

    @chloe, Be Mad at @Beacon and @HAAA not the Princess of R&B

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    Ansel Reply:

    @chloe, What the hell is wrong with you?? Why are you spitting on Aaliyah’s grave?? As a matter of fact Aaliyah did have a pre-tour for her last album, with spots in Japan among other places so talk what you know please. If Aaliyah was still here trust, Beyonce would NOT be a “Queen” of anything.

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    Music Reply:

    I Know That’s Right, I Mean I love Beyonce but if Aaliyah was still her today, trust Beyonce would have quite a problem having her stuff as hot as it is, sorry @chloe but Aaliyah would blow Beyonce out.

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    DUMMIES Reply:

    @chloe, Uhhhhhhh….If I remember correctly….Wasn’t Beyonce’ the one INTERVIEWING AALIYAH?….

    Wasn’t Beyonce doing MTV Movies (Carmen) and Aaliyah was doing BIG BUDGET MOVIES (Romeo Must Die….Queen of The Damned…The Matrix 2&3)

    Oh ok THEN…..

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    Iantuition Reply:

    @DUMMIES, GERL, didn’t The Writing’s on The Wall damn near outscan Aaliyah’s entire CATALOG? Enough said.

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    Nice Reply:

    @Iantuition, I love them both. We do not have to hate one for the other. Stop the Black on Black hatred towards one another. Speak from a mature voice.

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    DUMMIES Reply:

    @Iantuition, Are you serious?…Hoe HAVE a SEAT!!!!!

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    Shanya Reply:

    What the FUCK is wrong with you people??? Why Aaliyah, why that uniquue baby girl is broght in the discution?? Here is the news about the QUEEN BEY and not Aaliyah.
    YOU DON´T DISRESPECT the Princess of R&B,YOU DON´T DISRESPECT the Queen.That´s it!
    You Beyoncé haters are so dumb…for real…you act like children…the news is for us,BEY LOVERS and not you haters. Do you see bad coments about you idols, you´re feeling bad??? Feel like your IDOL deserve more and more? I have news for ya…so do we, Bey fans. And please stop hatin,because you are NOT neither 10 % of the beautiful person that Bey is.

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    Music Reply:

    And there it is.

  13. meme

    This is good news. cant wait for the 4th album

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  14. Jalin

    Good bout time she dropped that two timing lying devil as her manager. Team Tina Knowles.

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  15. danisha

    Yawns… BRANDY HURRY WITH YOUR ALBUM

    no more booty popping, wig swinging songs from Beyonce

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    Beystanbish Reply:

    @danisha,yeah lime y’all Trandy Stans bought Human right? Talk is cheap. Bye bitch.

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    Blaze Reply:

    @Beystanbish, iM A FAN OF ALL 3 AALIYAH,BEYONCE AN BRANDY SO DON’T EVER SLEEP ON BRAN HER VOICE IS AMAZING MOST IF NOT ALL R&B ARTIST REF TO FULLMOON WHEN THERE MAKING AN ALBUM SO FALL THE FUCK OUT

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    Blaze Reply:

    @danisha, Can’t wait till Brandy an Beyonce drops support real artist that can really sing.

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  16. brian b...

    Saw this coming from a mile, any beyoncé fan knew what this would happen after her 3rd album.. I heard she was only signed on for 3 so we kinda expected this!!!! Mathew is retiring soon so this is a smart business move and I guess the single is coming soon then, since announcements are being made and all. #beyonceroundIV

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  17. IamWhoIam

    All the other’s cut the umbilical chord. It was about time Beyonce did too. All that man has brought was scandal to those poor girls. Good Riddance!

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  18. Beystanbish

    Eh I don’t know what to say.

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  19. BARBBz

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!
    She’s about to take things to the next level!! :D

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  20. Hmmm

    I hope it’s for the best, I’m not a fan of artist having their parents manage them. However, i think Beyonce & Matthew worked good as a team, look how much he pushed her, and look at where she is now. We all know Beyonce has ALOT of talent, hope the next manager can push her even more and manage her as good as her father did.

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    Beacon Reply:

    @Hmmm,

    He will. (makes Dynasty diamond sign with hands)

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  21. Erica

    Why?

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

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  22. V

    Hmmm I really hope she doesnt go to Roc Nation but its looking that way. Matthew was corrupt with his personal life but when it came to Bey he was the best!

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  23. beyonce fan

    rumor is bey is gonna to good music with ye cuz she doesn’t want to be in business with her husband like that.

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  24. Darron

    BEYONCE SUCKS KERI HILSON IS THE BOSS! Keri the female mj

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    hov Reply:

    @Darron, both of keri ablums flopped fool

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    DUMMIES Reply:

    @hov, And so did SWEET DREAMS & BROKEN HEARTED GIRL

    You tried it though :-)

    NBA Did not FLOP…Check the CHARTS :-)

    NEXT!!!!!!!!!!

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    Truthteller Reply:

    @DUMMIES, Umm, when was broken hearted girl ever an official single?? The video wasn’t even officially released…

    And I’m pretty sure Sweet Dreams was top 10 on Hot 100 with no promo whatsoever.

    All Bey’s albums have sold tons more than NBA, what are you talking about? lol

    No diss, but check your facts please :]

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    Melissa Reply:

    @DUMMIES,
    Keri Hilson? YUCK.

    Beyonces the best, just accept it you dumb butch:)

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  25. Tasha

    KERI HILSON HAS TAKEN MOST OF BEE FANS SO BEYONCE GIVE IT UP OVERRATED COW

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    antonio Reply:

    @Tasha, LMAO, Keri Hilson, really, Keri Hilson, hell Ciara last 2 albums flopped hard as fuck, but she still shits on Keri all day, every day. How long has Keri been promoting NBA and that shit still hasn’t topped 250K, girl Ciara, Beyonce and Aaliyah topped that in one week. Beyonce’s highest 1st week sales – 545K, Ciara – 340K and Aaliyah 290K. Beyonce’s total sales – over 100 million, Ciara over 25 million and Aaliyah over 35 million. Beyonce has 21 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 and over 13 on the R&B/Hiphop charts, Ciara has 10 top 10 hit on the Hot 100 and 13 on the R&B/HipHop charts and Aaliyah only had 5 top 10 hits on the Hot 100, but hse has 11 on the R&B/HipHop charts. When Keri gets a #1 single, #1 album and a platinum album, come hollar at me. Until then don’t you even dare mention her name around Ciara Princess Harris, Aaliyah Dana Haughton or Beyonce Giselle Knowles.

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  26. Darron

    Keri is the best right now been in da game for a min lol

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    Excusememiss Reply:

    @Darron, nicca please ctfu

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    Beyonce is the Queen Reply:

    @Darron, how can u say Keri is the best in the game when both her albums have flopped and most of her singles too.

    Beyonce will always be the number one diva in the game! get ur facts right!!

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  27. Excusememiss

    This was a good decision…Bey is gonna have success regardless…she is our generation Tina Turner, so she will continue to rise! Keri who??? I can’t even believe you typed that stupid shit! Now Bey & Jay are about to takeover the globe!

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  28. mikey

    @Darron, lmfao! U can’t be serious! Keri hilson cannot sing! Beyonce could spit on the ground and it would have more talent than that trash.

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  29. thadundun

    what?!?!?!?!?! :O
    what does this mean? like i’m scarred for her! but she’s a smart girl, it should all go good. her hubbi basically owns the musical world! Hahahahaa

    go bey <3

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  30. Joyams

    YAYYY !!!!

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  31. Mal

    SHES A SMART WOMAN, IM SURE SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING!! ROUND IV HERE WE COME!!!!BOOM!

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  32. Kyle

    Beyonce is such a global icon that I don’t think parting ways with her father as her manager will do any harm to her career. Beyonce will always be Beyonce and there are probably nothing but good things still coming her way.

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  33. wow....

    umm….im speechless. i hope the best for all involved.

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  34. angelbaby

    Next Headline: Beyonce signed to Jay Z’s label…..

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  35. i bet he's pissed

    there goes his bread and butter, i remember seeing a MTV diary on Destiny’s Child, and it seemed like he was such a dick to her.

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  36. Flakes

    Great move Bey. But I dont want her to be controlled and managed by Jayz rocnation. I dont think Mathew has been managing her for a while though, and there hasnt been any difference.

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  37. Mystery

    How would getting a new manager do that much damage to her career? She pretty much runs her own ish anyway.
    We need to learn how to stop tearing people down. She isn’t my fav, but the girl is TALENTED. She has madd skill and there is no use trying to take that away from her no matter who yo fav is.

    P.S. Aaliyah was NEVER been all that good to me.

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  38. Sleazy

    @DUMMIES, Sweet dreams top 10 in 14 countries including U.S AND UK! how is that a flop? keri only has one top 10 hit knock you down #4! Hahaha shame N.B.A had never ending promo But yet her album sales are at 205K! beyonce does mre than that in a week!

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  39. Nice

    He will always be her daddy but he have earned millions with her already.

    P.S. Aaliyah was a great singer and person. May she rest in peace.

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  40. Drew

    Beyonce is what Aaliyah was going to be

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  41. eddie

    i bet bee and solo will release their upcoming albums through jay z label.

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  42. a

    Her next album is going to be AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to see her live.

    ROUND IV

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  43. TeamTM

    No,I dont wanna see jay-z camel ass manages her.
    MY GOSH MATTHEW WHY ?????

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  44. love90210

    @Chloe

    You piece of trash!!! Keep Aaliyah’s name out your mouth

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  45. ronj

    We all know she’s going to RocNation.

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  46. kiki loves left eye

    This will be a interesting career move for her.

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  47. Jivesh

    I love you my Queen B. I wish you all the best. You deserve everything good on Earth.

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  48. antonio

    Umm, I was going to comment on Beyonce but now that I see so many Beyonce fans dissing Aaliyah for whatever reason, I have no choice but to go in Bey. When Aaliyah passed away, all her movie roles were given to Beyonce, Jessica Alba and Roasrio Dawson. We all know Aaliyah had filmed her parts as Zee in the Martrix 2 & 3, but alot of people don’t know that Aaliyah was chosen as the lead in 5 movies: Austin Powers in Goldmember, Fighting Temptations, Honey, Sin City and the remake of Sparkle. She had all the major endorsement deals which went to Bey after her passing and she was selling millions of albums without a major WW hit single. One in a Million was listed by several critics and magazines as one the best albums of the 90′s and the first real urban crossover album which led to artists like Beyonce, Ashanti, Ciara and Cassie to create similar sounding albums of their own. The Aaliyah album receieved near universal acclaim from critics who compared Aaliyah to Janet Jackson, Madonna and Whitney Houston. Aaliyah sold 25 million albums with no Grammys, just one #1 hit and just 2 top 10 singles on the Hot 100. Beyonce has sold 25 million with 13 Grammys, 5 #1′s and over 10 top 10 singles on the Hot 100. If Destiny’s Child didn’t make it big, Beyonce wouldn’t even be here and if Aaliyah hadn’t taken that flight, she be #1 Black female artist in the industry. But anyway, back to Beyonce, I don’t think this will affect her career that much because Beyonce has so much creative control over her albums, singles and videos, so I think she’ll have more control over the business side of her career, butt he music side, nothing will change.

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  49. diney

    Aaliyah could sing, but I don’t think she was a whitney houston or jennifer hudson. Just becuase the girl passed away everyone has made her a queen or princess. It is sad that she passes away, it is also amazing how she became more popular and famous after her death.

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  50. Beacon

    I WANT THE OLD BEY BACK…from Dangerously In Love.

    Everything after that’s been wack.

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  51. jb

    Go Bey you be just fine….

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  54. Francis

    wayno / This chick is just overexposed and we kinda like it. This song was not gonna be a hit and just used to help sell more eocips of this pitiful cd called 4 Again she’s INSPIRED by Michael Jackson’s opening from Smooth Criminal : from his THIS IS IT documentary .Rita Hayworth is not happy Bey .

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