Beyonce Knowles drops dad as manager
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Beyonce Knowles has dropped her father Mathew as her manager.
The 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)' hitmaker - who has been guided by him since she first began her career in girl band Destiny's Child in the late 1990s - is "grateful" for her dad's backing but now wants to
She said in a statement: "I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother manage me and own their own businesses. They are hard working entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps.
"He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me."
Mathew claimed the decision for him to stop managing Beyonce was "mutual".
In a statement, he claimed he is still supporting his daughter and continued to be "very proud of who she is".
He said: "The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment.
"Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and I am very proud of who she is and all she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success."
Recently the 29-year-old beauty was criticised for accepting money from Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to perform a private gig on New Year's Eve 2009.
Although she donated the money she earned to the earthquake-stricken Caribbean nation of Haiti, she also blamed her father for the move.
She said: "Ultimately, Matthew Knowles should be accountable for that decision, and I do accept responsibility."
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