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Matthew Knowles: ‘We Absolutely Have Not Taken Any Money From Beyonce’

Reports surfaced earlier this week that Beyonce’s longtime manager/father Matthew Knowles had stolen money from his daughter, which naturally lead to their business separation.  Now, Matthew is fighting back.  In an interview with The Associated Press, Knowles denies all of the allegations and gives his reasoning for Beyonce’s most recent album not producing any top 10 hits:

On the theft allegations:

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

On Beyonce’s new management team:

“The relationship with Beyoncé is extremely amicable. I want to make that clear. Where there’s concern is the people that she’s doing businesswith.  I’m challenging all of these folks onintegrity, professional integrity.   She changed almost every aspect of her business.  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.”

On talking to Beyonce about the allegations (He revealed that they have yet to speak about it):

“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.”

On Beyonce’s album success, but inability to produce top 10 hits:

“They put out the record in a vacuum.  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.”

I have a feeling that this is about to get ugly.



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