Mathew Knowles Addresses Theft Allegations, Beyoncé’s Album Sales

Beyoncé and Mathew Knowles

Mathew Knowles is speaking out for the first time since allegations surfaced that he stole money from Beyoncé. In an interview with The Associated Press, the singer’s father maintains that he is innocent and questions the integrity of Beyoncé’s new team.

“We absolutely have not taken any money from Beyoncé, and all dollars will be accounted for,” he told the AP in an interview. “In no way have we stole money. Again, this about the people who have made these claims—they have to come into the light.”

He doesn’t hold any grudges toward his daughter, but is skeptical of those surrounding her. “The relationship with Beyoncé is extremely amicable. I want to make that clear. Where there’s concern is the people that she’s doing business with,” he explained. “I’m challenging all of these folks on integrity, professional integrity.”

After he was fired, Beyoncé put together a new team, including executives from Live Nation and Roc Nation. “She changed almost every aspect of her business,” he said. “The team ironically appeared to be a cross-pollination of Beyoncé’s team, Roc Nation’s team, and Live Nation’s team, who ironically have the most to gain.”

Knowles has not spoken to his daughter since they parted ways, but hopes the court will be able to rectify the situation. “The only way we will be able to understand this is through a court of law. That’s the only way either one of us will be clear if someone in our camps did something that was not correct.”

Beyoncé released 4, her first album without the guidance of her father in late June. It debuted at No. 1, but has yet to produce any smash singles. Mr. Knowles attributed the slow start to her label and new management. “They put out the record in a vacuum,” he said, while praising his daughter’s status as a pop icon. “It makes you believe that there are some artists that don’t need radio. There are some records that don’t need a record label, and Beyoncé is one of those artists.”

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67 Comments

  1. Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies

    yawns….

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    Teyah Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, yes keep yawning because Ciara is still a flop and Beyonce is still #1 on the Billboard 200

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    Rrank Reply:

    @Teyah, why do you eve care about ciara’s dad. your life sounds so pathetic. go get a boyfriend. get a job or something. this cant be life.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, You won’t have to worry about Ciara’s dad stealing . Trust that .

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  2. WonderLand19

    Tell the truth Matthew. Come on.

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  3. Real Issh

    We’re here for Bey ! Matthew sit that ass down ! Guilty or not , its irrelevant .

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  4. Thadd

    Messy. I’m a little skeptical about these allegations on her father but I guess time will reveal the truth.

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  5. jeremydante

    he’s always been messy.

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  6. Anthony Ayers

    LAWD. this is gettin messy now lmao

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  7. andy

    iono, he’s a shady character

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  8. VLB

    Something is just not right, they are trying to throw a cleanex tissue over an elephant. #mess

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    look Reply:

    @VLB, ROTMFF! Thank you for that laugh this afternoon! (wiping tears) Thank you!

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  9. lob

    This is not gonna end well…

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  10. john

    no matthew, they put out a crappy record. RTW is crap and nothing could save that.

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    Teyah Reply:

    @john, RTW doesn’t matter now because ’4′ is #1 on the Billboard 200 for two weeks. It didn’t flop like you haters said it would :P

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @john, It went #1 on a chart tho ..
    But find somethin else crappy on 4 .. *I wait*

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  11. Music Lover

    Matthew is so f*cking stupid for this. why would he do this? run to the press and put all his business in the street. But he is the stupid one thou. No one is NOT gonna wanna work with him after all this. He is so shady and not trust worthy. My heart goes to Beyonce. As she may suffer seeing her daddy going to the press and being a malicious no good clown.

    shame on you Matty!

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  12. Teyah

    Who cares? I’m a Bey stan but I don’t find this interesting. I’m just happy Mathew isn’t Beyonce’s manager anymore !

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  13. lob

    Also notice how he is the first person to throw rocnation name in the mix…

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  14. bebe/jayfannn

    what goes on in the dark gonna come too lite i jus hope dis man didnt take frm BEY cus if he did dats his azzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!

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  15. LilRoyalty

    CHHILD MATT GON HANDLE IT..THAT BITCH IS SLUMMIN NOW..WHEN SHE WAS WIT U..IT WAS ALL GOLD/PPLATINUM…NOW SILVER..SHE TRIED TO SHIT ON U..NOW SHE GETTIN BACK…RI RI LIVIN IN THE TOP 10..AND CI CI HELL RIDE WAS A HIT RECORD..EVEN KELLY # 1..SO WHY ISNT SHE.

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    Music Lover Reply:

    @LilRoyalty, Gurl what? sit your illiterate, no forming sentence ass down!

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    kelly Reply:

    @Music Lover, LMFAO!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @LilRoyalty, GURLA WADD YOU MEANS ? Lmao , Beyoncé has thee #1 album WW 2 weeks in a row . Hit records ain’t shyt , ask Pitbull & J Lo . Cedric , really ? Riri is a singles artist so that’s expected . Bey is raw talent which all those girls you named don’t know about . _/

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    No Reply:

    @Real Issh, the only rason bey has a number 1 album is because of her name; if she was a no name ARTIST she would flop like hell- that album was lame

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @No, If this album sold because of her name , it would’ve moved B’Day or IASF #’s . I do think it sold becuz she has stans/fans like myself .. However , her album is not lame . It’s not a radio album , so that’s why people consider it lame . Fuck the radio .. I blast my iPod in the car :)
    She now has thee highest critically acclaimed album via Billboard .

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    LO Reply:

    @No, Go Have A Seat!

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    LO Reply:

    @LilRoyalty, When the last time we seen Ciara? Ri-Ri Loud Album is over! and Kelly what she number #1 on Hip hop & r&b, that ain’t nothing to brag on. Y’all making it seem like she been doing this she’s a newbie.

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  16. Rita

    Lawd! This is a mess. B tried to keep all stuff on the low by simply saying it was time for her to be in charge and there was no beef, but Mathew just gotta run his mouth. This is not the first time Mathew has been accussed of being funny with the money (waves to Latavia and Letoya) but I would hope he wouldn’t do that to his OWN daughter (he shouldn’t be doing to anybody but…behaving this way with blood is just…) but you never know.

    I hope they revolve this ish without it getting messy or any messier bc ch!

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  17. Joan

    Good Evening:
    Come on now you know that Matthew Knowles did not steel nothing from his daughter Beyonce. stop hated on him so much. If it wasn’t for Matthew beyonce would not be were she is today. Give him that. Please! why do people hated so much in this world. I don’t understand this at all. do you have anything to do.

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  19. rockwitu

    CTFU @lilroyalty. Be careful the stans hate the truth.

    That’s why she’s floppity flopping. LOL. Daddy Maddy is pee’d off because Jigga getting his cut of the pie. LMFAOOOO Greedy money hungry fools.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    What album of hers is flopping ?

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    LO Reply:

    @rockwitu, 2 WEEKS AT #1 FLOPPING?

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  20. LoveCrime

    @Joan
    Learn proper grammar. It’s STEAL no STEEL.
    And it’s not HATED, it’s hate.
    Poor child.

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  21. 2XCL

    Is beyonces father and mother still married? just wondering..

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    Pucci Reply:

    @2XCL, nope, they got a divorce about a year go… Matthew had a love child with a former employee of his & that had something to do with the divorce.

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  22. Teddy

    Serves him right and pretty soon that little skank beYAWNcy who “some” people think is so innocent will have her day in the limelight and show her true colors to the world. Matthew “Baby Out Of WedLock” Knowles and beYAWNcy “I Spread My Legs Apart For Execs for A Movie Role And Record Deal” Knowles, including her moma Tina “I Use My Daughters Name To Get House of Dungeons and Dragons Off The Ground” Knowles are all SHADY. The same strings, conniving and wheeling and dealing Matty-Matt did for his daughter is the same shady, wheeling and dealing he is doing to her and she deserves every thing she gets. He was on the Grammy Board when they gave her those 6 grammys, because she sure as hell didn’t earn them or any other award. She steals ideas from other artist, songwriting credits, choreography, the b*tch and her whole family are DIRTY, and it’s going to all come out. That’s why that cd 4 sucks ass and then she blames her fans for giving it the name when the critics talked about how simple it was. Then she goes to Harlem and the hood to soup these young kids up to purchasing her cd, just like the Government preys on the poor and the poor spends their hard earned dollars to make bitches like her rich. I hope when that bitch falls from grace, she falls hard, cuz I’ve always seen right through her and her family.

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    Jay Reply:

    @Teddy, Yawns at this bullcrap. *Slips 4 into the disc player* “This is for them bitter somethings, stop living in regret baby it’s not over yet.” I think you need 4 in your life or therapy cause there is way too much you clearly need some help with.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jay, Yess ! :D

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    Pucci Reply:

    @Teddy, Dude, seek help it’s not that serious!!! For you to imply that Beyonce slept around to get her record deal is appalling & insulting. This woman can actually sing so i doubt that she spread her legs wide open to get where she’s at… Ppl like you who live in the past will always stay stuck in the past. Never getting anywhere in life becasue negativity surrounds you. Look @ Matthew, he was surrounded by negative energy & look what it did. It cost him is family & in some ways his career. if you dont like the woman or her family, why even comment on a post about them. Years later & ppl are still doing to same song & dance when it comes to Beyonce. Like someone said, GET HELP!!!!

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    Alicias certified homewrecka Reply:

    @Teddy, Lmao!!!! You got me rolling on the floor with this one. Tears, tears, tears!!!

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  23. ashley

    @teddy..u r an idiot as usual still hating…fuck matty with his thieving ass..beyonce all fucking day luvs ya bey

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  24. retta

    Teddy,Teddy,Teddy…you seem to be so angry & bitter. Are you broke too? Broke, angry, & bitter people come across like you. Listen to a few of Beyonce’s songs & take a load off your shoulders, my boy! If you stay as angry as you seem, you’re more than likely to have a stroke or heart attack!!

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  25. Ch

    A mess

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  26. MS

    The truth will come out one day and someone will feel it.

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  27. NikkiIsChillin

    HAHAHAHAHA….Matty actually used the word “integrity” funny stuff. Um…where was that integrity when he put all of the other DC members on the sidelines and put his daughter in the front. And where was the “integrity” when he helped her “steal” credit for others work on her albums so she could get those 16 grammys. Where was his integrity when he had a baby outside his marriage…yeah….stuff you do in the dark prolly helps with integrity….

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  28. meme

    i honestly believe he stole the money but i dont get is why wad he wrong all this negative attention and want to take this to court if he knew he was wrong? that wad be dumb. but then i trust that beyonce wad not go to the extremes of firing him is it wasnt a proved fact.

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  29. say what

    it is a good thing that bey had her lawyers check him out, they already told her that he has stole from her, what a shame.
    i know she gave her dad what ever he wanted he did not have to skim from his daughter. i don’t blame her i would have fired him too. bey will be fine her dad acts like hes mad because shes doing great without him.

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  30. yooo

    uhh i dont know. The record industry is pretty shady and lets be honest Beyonce is not the smartest chick in the world so she could easily be manipulated by these people. To argue that point, Matthew has been a shady character since the 90s ever since Letoya and Latavia were kicked out of the group. It’s kind of ironic that Kelly and Michelle followed suite and now Kelly is an international superstar on her own.

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    Pucci Reply:

    @yooo, Neither are you for asying something that ridiculous. smh

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    Pucci Reply:

    @Pucci, meant SAYING not asying

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    yooo Reply:

    @Pucci, oh right because youre in beyonce’s camp and know everything that is going on. SIT YOUR ASS DOOOOWWWWNN

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  31. beyonslayer

    At the end of the day, it all comes down to this…. TIMING… even if he felt he was treated unjustly, maybe he has, maybe he hasn’t, only time will tell. But why do it now while she is hard at work trying to promote and solidify her status and new album. The last thing that she should be worrying about is legal woes. He should have waited… he is gonna put a light on her that could hinder her music and sales simply because he is upset. he has millions… why do this now????

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  32. KingAquarius

    SO WHAT????
    People just love mess/gossip/scandals. There isn’t a damn thing any of us can do to change the situation, whatever that may be. I think Beyonce’ handled the situation in a VERY professional manner. She made the announcement that she and her father parted way on a professional level and left it at that. It’s a shame that people keep ADDING things to the mix as though they have inside information.
    That’s why I hate the internet. Information gets disseminated to the masses too quickly without all the facts being present.
    It’s nobody’s business anyway.

    Stop acting like celebrities OWE you their lives. They don’t.

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    Pucci Reply:

    @KingAquarius, I agree… I think Monica said something like that in an interview. Something about how back in the 90s if the information didnt come from the source, then the situation wasn’t what ppl were saying it was. the internet (bloggers) have a way of twisting & turning things. It’s just human nature & it will continue on WAY long after we are all dead & gone. It’s sad but thats just the way it is. But i still agree with you. It’s their business & they don’t owe US, the public, anything.

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  33. Jay

    I’m skeptical on this issue cause on one hand I can’t see Matthew stealing money from Beyonce as he must have had enough & that is his daughter. The man has good business sense & that is why Beyoncé is where she is today.

    On the other hand he is cut throat & this ain’t the first time he’s been accused of having his hand in the cookie jar. I really think Beyoncé would need concrete proof to fire & not speak to him afte they’ve been through. But then again Matthew is good at hiding things from her.

    It’s just a shame that he’s airing this out so publicly.

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  34. Hugh

    Shame they dont speak.

    True that some artists dont need radio!

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  35. say what

    man old matty is bitter as hell, just thinking about missing out on her future earnings. her lawyers has already proved that he stole funds from her. why would he bring it upright now? why? he acts like he wants her to fail, silly old man.

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  37. C-mo

    Whitney Houston all over again…when will people learn that family is never expendable! Never. Even if he messed up.

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  38. ponyo

    this is very sad situation between beyonce and her father…considering all the huslting he did for her…i guess after he use the money to cheat on her mother she didn’t take that lightly…but beyonce is forgeting one thing u only get one father…in a life time…i think she should make amends

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  39. credits

    Did anyone else notice that only one side of her “chest” is hanging out…

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  41. amy g dala

    not suprised. anyone willing to pimp their daughter out is also capable of stealing the funds

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  42. NonnaB

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm really i just want to know but it like really how do u get it. how do u get a record deal from himmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. NonnaB

    yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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