*To prevent any rumors from getting around, Mathew Knowles, now the ex-manager of Beyonce, released a statement stomping out any suspicions about there being beef between the two.
Some speculate that the pair’s relationship hasn’t recovered from a family scandal last year, when Knowles fathered a lovechild while he was still married to the star’s mother, Tina. The baby was born three months after Tina Knowles filed for divorce.
However, in his statement, Music World Entertainment’s top guy emphasized the elimination of duties was a mutual agreement.
Knowles, who has been managing his daughter’s career since she was a teen, will have more time to focus on his growing gospel label and its artists. Sounds like a good trade off.
So just in case you thought there was a family rift, daddy Knowles says it’s all good. He tells Us Weekly:
“We mutually agreed to part ways in terms of me managing Beyonce, as my focus is in the investment of Music World Entertainment’s growing gospel and inspirational music division… Because of the success of all of these artists, my focus has to be on gospel now.”
But there could be a missing piece to this puzzle he’s not revealing. Maybe he’s just can’t compete on the secular side of the biz anymore.
Former Destiny’s Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland previously dropped Knowles as their manager over the past year or two. Now comes word that Tiffany Evans, who was also being managed by Knowles, has also kicked him to the curb. She told the world via her Twitter account.
“The Announcement that I was going to make is that I am No Longer Managed by Mathew Knowles … In all honestly, it was a Great Learning Experience but the BEST decision was made for me. I appreciate so much the support that Music World family has shown me but feel at this stage in my career to go a different direction with my choice in management.”
Evans, 18, is moving on and plans to release her second album, “Perfect Imperfections,” this summer.