Mathew Knowles Denies Stealing Money from Beyoncé

Mathew Knowles and Beyoncé

Beyoncé severed ties with her father-manager earlier this year and now details are surfacing on what may have led to their split. Legal documents filed by Mathew Knowles claim that Beyoncé was under the impression that her father stole money from her.

According to Mathew, Live Nation Entertainment wanted a piece of Beyoncé’s 2011 world tour. TMZ has obtained papers where Mathew reveals that Live Nation told his daughter that he “had stolen money from Beyoncé on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to.”

While Mathew denies the accusations, Beyoncé had her law firm conduct an audit. They determined that he had indeed taken money from her. Upon learning about this, Beyoncé reportedly fired her father as her manager. After he was fired, Mathew claims that Beyoncé hired a manager who had previously worked at Live Nation.

In order to clear his name of the theft accusations, Mathew wants the judge to allow him to depose select employees at Live Nation to find out just how they came to their conclusion.



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74 Comments

  1. Yeah

    this is crazy

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    listen Reply:

    @Yeah, this is the shady stuff that goes on in this business. i just pray that matthew is innocent of wrongdoing and that he shows that those shady crooks at Live Nation set him up.

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  2. MeloRockstarr

    Thats Messed Up if he did….Do you Bey

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  3. team rihanna

    bey thats your dad the outsides must not know whats happenin inside your family

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @team rihanna, He is thee only person that has made this relevant . He always fucking up .

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    meme Reply:

    @team rihanna, where is this equation did it say beyonce was responsible foe this information leaking. actually beyonce did a good job coverin this up.

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    LO Reply:

    @meme, Yeah your right!

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    Mark London Reply:

    @meme, You are correct. She even praised him recently when she accepted an award.

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  4. Jessy

    THIS RIGHT HERE SAYS IT ALL >>”Beyoncé had her law firm conduct an audit. They determined that he had indeed taken money from her.”

    WHY IS HE TRIPPING HER DAUGHTER DID HIM A FAVOR HE BY NOT MENTIONING OR SELLING THIS TO THE MEDIA AT LEAST HE IS RUINING HIS REPUTATION HIMSELF

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    This is crazy Reply:

    @Jessy, I understand that, but maybe that was a reason to fired him form what he did to her mother. To be honest, I think people over that live nation(not Beyonce) set him up. Why go though all the trouble to clear your name if you did it? Over at TMZ, its said Live Nation wanted a bigger cut.

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  5. meme

    this is too damn messy. I knew it had to be something more to this. No one just up and tries to fix something that isnt broken. esspecially when its ur father. Matthew is known for stealing, thats why those girls left.

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  6. You think it but I'll say it

    That’s crazy if he stole from her! I guess stealing runs in the family…lol

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    Real Issh Reply:

    That was suppose to be funny . I guess somebody stole your punch line cuz you got no laughs .

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    LO Reply:

    @Real Issh, Real Issh keeps it REAL! ^^^^^NOW THAT WAS HILARIOUS^^^^^^

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    listen Reply:

    @LO, i mean, it’s sad that that’s the truth. he allowed her to “steal” credit for songs that she never wrote, now she’s questioning his integrity? i really believe him cheating on tina (who bey adores) really created the rift.

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    LO Reply:

    @listen, But nobody never confirmed Bey has stole someone lyrics. I wouldn’t care If she re-arranged a sentence, added a word, replaced a word, deleted a word, she contributed in the writing, her previous music sounds like something in her life, she had to give the idea to someone so they could put it on paper. Maybe he payed for credit, the writers never had a problem with it thats why none haven’t come out yet.

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    MONROE Reply:

    @Real Issh, @real issh…now that was funny….they tried

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    You think it but I'll say it Reply:

    @MONROE, Damn I’m not usually this harsh but ya face is funny-_____-

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @You think it but I’ll say it, Are you serious ? Chill out …

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    You think it but I'll say it Reply:

    @Real Issh, Lol that was pretty funny. I laugh at comments all the time without a reply. I see the truth hurts.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @You think it but I’ll say it, I’m chilling . People don’t know how to speak thee truth tho .

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  7. Real Issh

    First , He cheats on her mother .
    Second , He cheats again & gets a woman pregnant . So Bey has a little brother .
    NOW this bitch stealing money from her .
    I’m about to delete the song “Daddy” off my iPod . Eww .

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  8. Demmi

    If she had her lawyers did and audit and said what livenation claimed was true…He should be talking to the people who did the audit!

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    This is crazy Reply:

    @Demmi, When Millions are involve books can be doctored. He should be talking to the people who did the audit and live nation

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  9. feenixa

    that’s fucked up, but i doubt Beyonce would accuse him and have it checked if he hadn’t done it. she is always with her family members and seems pretty family oriented.

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  10. #JetSettersUp

    WHEN WE GET HOLD OF MONEY…THE THINGS WE WILL DO FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY!

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  11. linda

    1st of all i would like to say matty need to sit the fuck down he making himself look bad..2nd of all beyonce is signed with sony and columbia records not live nation this shit sounds so fishy..yep matty made this shit up to get his 15 minutes of fame what a dumbass

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    meme Reply:

    @linda, who said anything about bey being signed to live nations. u do kno that live nation is the group that is responsible for most major tours right? which cud possibly be the reason why they wanted money from her world tour

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    LO Reply:

    @linda, When you come on this site expect to argue, so therefore get your facts straight before you post that DUMB comment.

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  12. Jamie

    Ya’ll fell for it. This is a ploy because so many people began to dislike her for leaving him in the first place so they figured if they came up with some valid reasoning people would understand and possibly like her again. This is a Jay-Z move. They ain’t fooling nobody!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jamie, First off , Beyonce DON’T give a damn about what anybody thinks of her . Real people know she is talent & have nothing to dislike about her .
    Just as you don’t want us to believe this story , you should use your own advice .
    I don’t know much about Algebra , but I know he stole from her .

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    Check her album sales!!! Nuff said!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jamie, That shows that she does have fans . She has a lot of haters but still has dedicated fans like me .

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    betty Reply:

    U need to check urself because u dont know what that man did for sure. Stop judging ish u didnt see @Real Issh,

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @betty, Exactly . I don’t know what he has done for sure . Meaning he could have done it .

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  13. Erbodyhatechris

    Stealing runs in the family I see lmao

    Twitter.com/ErbodyHateChris

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Erbodyhatechris, You’re joke should be cancelled like thee show you claim . Come harder .

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    Mark London Reply:

    @Real Issh, HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! I love your wit. You too fast!

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    LO Reply:

    @Real Issh, LMAO………

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  14. DeeJay

    U people really need to get a life.

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  15. Ghetto Fab

    Chile well this explains all the SHADE Kelly has been throwing to Mathew about how he don’t speak for Destiny’s Child getting back together and all the record label SHADE. THis has been going on for a while now. This is why you haven’t seen Mathew at any award show or out in public for a LONG time. He’s a dumb ass for coming forward with this because the girls tried to keep it quiet. Don’t you see how they all slowly quietly dropped his ass as their manager? One by one with Beyonce being the last. They dropped his ass like a hot potato. And instead of the fool keeping quiet he’s gonna try and “clear” his name. We all know he’s been stealing Beyonce’s money. Hell he’s been stealing money since the Destiny’s Child days. That’s why Latoya and Latavia were kicked to the curb. This is what happens. What goes around comes around. I’m sure Latavia and Latoya are somewhere laughing. SMH This is a Hot Ass Mess!

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  16. lost1wons

    why do father managers always get a bad rep? This is what happened to Joe Jackson with Michael and Janet, also happened to Whitney Houstons father. It sucks that when this performers bring in loads of money they began to scrap the ones that started them off. And it’s always some other rich and powerful college educated person feeding bullshit to cause family tension. hopefully, ties will be made up unlike what happened to whitney’s father b4 he passed.

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    Patboy Reply:

    @lost1wons, okay im not sure what you’re talking about. Did you ever think it cause they are asses. You can’t tell me that michael’s and whitney’s father weren’t shady as fuck. And yeah they sure were using their children to a certain extent. I have to say I believe this story about Matthew because I found it strange that Beyonce would fire him for no reason at such a random time. Who fires a manager that has been supposedly doing the right thing 2-3 months before your album drops. Come people don’t be ignorant. Even if this isn’t the whole truth, something contrived is definitely going on.

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  17. Trey

    Maybe that’s why Beyonce finally mentioned and thanked the original members of Destiny’s Child at the AMA’s because she finally realized for herself that Mathew was shady as hell. Not to mention he cheated on Tina. SMH….

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    kissadeath Reply:

    @Trey, i feel that!

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  18. lost1wons

    all this negativity towards matthew is uncalled for, this man has his struggles just like anyone else, and for Beyonce to preach the message of being a “survivor” in her music to drop a family member is insane, you work the shit together, they did it when Destinys Child started and Matthew gave up shit to bring Beyonce’s Dream alive. This is uncalled for, it is what happened to Joe Jackson w/ Michael and Janet, and also what happened to Whitneys father. It’s always somebody in the industry trying to get family out of the mix, atleast Tina is still close to beyonce though.

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    LO Reply:

    @lost1wons, You would get mad if your “FATHER” stole money from you!

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  19. betty

    I don’t know if beyonce’s dad was stealing from her but i do think that managing herself is bettr for her relationship with her dad. I wish them the best.

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  20. lucy

    he was just taking what belongs to him after so many years who wouldn´t

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  21. Alicias certified homewrecka

    Karma is a b*tch!!! Who really cares? These thirsty ass stans.

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    Alicias certified homewrecka Reply:

    @Alicias certified homewrecka, Your the number 1 most hated. Muah and I love it

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    Alicias certified homewrecka Reply:

    @Alicias certified homewrecka, Beyonce got more skeletons than a gay man.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Alicias certified homewrecka, I can’t deal with you having a conversation with yourself . Mashonda would not approve .

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    Alicias certified homewrecka Reply:

    @Real Issh, your boring…you said that already. Step your game. You wish I was a Mashonda, you wish I was a char, you’s just confuse. Now was that Ebonics enough for you? Next>>>>>you trying to hype this blog post

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Alicias certified homewrecka, *You’re .. as in *You’re comment is all over thee place . Do you even know what you’re talking about ?

  22. TeamMatthew

    her pops did not steal anything. he gave her life. u can not put a price tag on that. besides, without who? there would be no … u. i’m just sayin’

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    LO Reply:

    @TeamMatthew, I wouldn’t care who gave birth to HER, don’t steal her money they both work hard so therefore stealing should be irrelevant. Yeah without Bey, Matthew would have them 8 figures.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @TeamMatthew, She made him who he is today . So what if she she stole money from him ? Would your belief still be thee same ?

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  23. Diamond Girl

    Times is tough! Matthew has child support payments to make people. Get with it. lol Sike but on a serious note. a thief is a thief is a thief. I learned that if u can lie, u will still steal. He has been doing him for years and that’s no secret. Beyonce just caught up to what everyone has been saying about Matthew. He even cheated on his own wife. if that is not a character reference proof and flaw Idk what is. He simply is not to be trusted.

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  24. CarWreck

    If this is true he’s a real dummy. All he had to do was ask for a raise, I’m sure Beyonce would have given it to him. What’s done in the dark will always come to light.

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    LO Reply:

    @CarWreck, Ain’t it.

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  25. rockwitu

    WHAT
    WENT
    AROUND
    IS
    COMING
    BACK
    TO
    BITE
    BOTH
    OF
    THEIR
    SELFISH TAILS!!!
    FATHER/DAUGHTER

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @rockwitu, Girl sit your poor self in thee corner .

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  26. Whatever

    I personally think that this problem of accusation to Mathew Knowles, should be by any means sorted out between them and that it should not be exposed for the fans to see. It is crucial that after all Mathew Knowles is Beyonce’s father and she may be spoiling his reputation.
    As artist it depends entirely on us to whether the fans and exterior should know about our lifes and I truly believe that Artists have an interior and full control over their career and what they do. So no blame though should be placed on to the fans and etc.
    I’ll break it down for all of you It was incorrect to talk about this issue which Involves a popular artists father. The media has no fault, the media simple does its job. and if you as an Artist decided you want to spoil your reputation as well as involving your family than you have tough consequences to adhesive your self.

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  27. afab

    Matthew is the one letting all this come out in the media, not Beyonce. All I will like to say is even though he help jump start her career, that don’t give him the right to steal from her. She owes him nothing but her love and trust, which I believe he’s the cause of her not having the same faith, truth she once had .

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  28. look

    This is kind of sad…although I think I kind of saw this coming. It’s stupid seeing as how he get’s paid when she gets paid…but I guess that wasn’t enough.

    I do give her MAD, CRAZY, CREDIT for NOT callin’ her daddy out. This is a true witness of her classiness…I will say (and some of ya’ll might not like this) that I wish she didn’t use her sexiness (sometimes) because I think she’s better than that. Ya’ll know she got talent and that she doesn’t have to resort to using the ole “sex sells” gimmick. With that being said, nobody can touch her as a performer and she’s hella classy…but this is really a sad situation.

    The LOVE of money (not money, ya’ll…the love of it) is the root of all evil…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @look, I agree 1,000% .

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    LO Reply:

    @look, That’s why they say leave your family out of your business.

    I rather have a stranger steal from than my family. I think that hurts more.

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  29. Keneef

    Sooooo ummm LeToya n Latavia stated the exact same stuff back in there 1999 law suit. Matt was steal $$$$ and using it for partying n payola.

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  30. Da Ma'

    For some reason , I’m disliking who ever accused her father on this part !? Just Common Sense !!!

    # Ummmh , Even if he did steal money from her , you gotta look at the fact that he was the one who raised her !! I Believe even up until now she still owes him !!
    I’m not saying its a right thing to do but have some common sense !!??
    Some people say that hes been set up … and I cant say that just yet !?
    Also this type of issue i believe shouldn’t have came out , this is clearly something private ( not for everyone’s business ) Sometime the Media just goes to far !?

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  31. B,Uused to b hair..now u gone nair

    Lets keep it real here. What if Matthew was never given the reason for his release and just agreed to sever all ties since he figure this would allow him to take care of his son.

    The boom beyonce isn’t doing well with sales and decides to gather all DC’ chicks to start the momentum up and he gets a letter or someone saying that he was a thief…not only does he find that out but he finds out the true reason behind Beyonce letting him go. In all honesty I think Beyonce is being taken advantage…I never trusted Jay-Z because word gets around that he’s a user…he’s just outsmarting Beyonce. But Beyonce is outsmarting his ass since she knows that he wants kids. Jay-z is know as a thief and user.

    Beyonce needs to look out for herself, cause I think they were plotting this for her downfall of her career.

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