Mathew Knowles insists he still has an amicable relationship with his daughter Beyonce — even though she dumped him as her manager two months ago — but is alleging that people close to her have tried to destroy his reputation with allegations that he stole from her. In an interview with the Associated Press Matthew expressed his dismay at recent turn of events.
Matthew Knowles has taken his visionary leadership, to foster Music World Entertainment (MWE) to an unprecedented global impact on gospel music and entertainment. In 2002, Knowles launched Spirit Rising Music, now named Music World Gospel (MWG), a division of MWE. The company began with the successful launch of Michelle Williams as a gospel artist.
On Thursday, Knowles said he had no problem with his daughter.
“The relationship with Beyonce is extremely amicable. I want to make that clear. Where there’s concern is the people that she’s doing business with,” he said. “I’m challenging all of these folks on integrity, professional integrity.”
Knowles said he does not believe the allegations that he stole money from her are the reason why he was fired, and said his daughter completely cleaned house: “She changed almost every aspect of her business.”
But he painted a picture of a concerted effort to oust him from the helm of her career.
“The team ironically appeared to be a cross-pollination of Beyonce’s team, Roc Nation’s team, and Live Nation’s team, who ironically have the most to gain,” he said.
When asked if there was a deliberate plan to take him out of the equation, he said: “I’ll let people come to their own conclusion.”
Knowles said he has not spoken to his daughter specifically about the allegations, but at one point told her: “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.”
Knowles filed papers in a Texas court this week alleging that members of Beyonce’s camp, which he says includes her label, Columbia Records, Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and her superstar husband Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, have made “negative comments about me.”
While Knowles had only positive things to say about his daughter, he acknowledged when asked that he they have not spoken since she let him go.
“We have not had that conversation,” he said.
In recent years, MWG has experienced a tremendous amount of growth and success. The label features a roster of award-winning recording artists, joint ventures and special projects including, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Juanita Bynum, Brian Courtney Wilson, Micah Stampley, Pastor Rudy Rasmus and The ESSENCE Gospel Project.
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