Beyonce ended her working relationship in 2011 with her father Mathew Knowles, severing business ties with the manager who had been calling the shots since the beginning of her career.
In a new interview with The Sun, Matthew spoke about the split and the pain that it has caused him.
“Normally I hate to talk about anything personal, but it would be a lie if I did not say it has been difficult. It was hard for me to let her go — it was hard for both of us to let each other go. And let’s be clear on that. She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.”
“This was not a normal ending of a business agreement. This was a dad and a daughter and it was incredibly painful and it had some difficulties. But I try to always have a positive mind about things and you’ve got to do it the right way.”
Amid unfounded allegations that Knowles was stealing money from his daughter, Beyonce released a statement two years ago, “He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me.”
Bey’s spoke of the father-daughter rift in privately recorded moments during her HBO documentary ‘Life Is But a Dream.’
“I’m feeling very empty because of my relationship with my dad. And I’m so fragile at this point and I feel like my soul has been tarnished. Life is unpredictable but I feel like I had to move on, and not work with my dad. And I don’t care if I don’t sell one record. It’s bigger than the record, it’s bigger than my career.”
Beyonce could feel the lines being blurred in their relationship, “I needed boundaries and my dad needed boundaries. It’s easy to get confused with this world that’s your job that you live and breath every day, all day, and you don’t know when to turn it off. You need a break. I needed a break. I needed my dad.”
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